ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester attack

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack, hailing the bomber as a "soldier of the caliphate", the Independent reported a short while ago.

The terrorist group released statements in several languages through its central media body praising the atrocity, claiming more than 100 "crusaders" were killed or wounded at the "shameless" concert.

"With Allah's grace and support, a soldier of the Khilafah [caliphate] managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the crusaders in the British city of Manchester," said the English version.

It suggested the atrocity was not a suicide attack, despite police statements saying the perpetrator died at the scene, and did not name him as a "martyr".

Isis said the attack aimed to terrorise "infidels...in response to their transgressions against the lands of the Muslims".

The group's supporters had been circulating an unverified video claiming to show a masked English-speaking militant claiming responsibility for the Manchester attack.

But analysts pointed out that a flag positioned behind the man was not the symbol most commonly associated with Isis, which he did not refer to by its usual name. It was unclear when it was filmed.

The blast killed 22 people and injured dozens more at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Ian Hopkins, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said investigators believe the attack was carried out by a lone suicide bomber “carrying” a homemade device.

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  • zuh Tuesday, 23 May 2017 08:00 PM

    can anybody tell me where is al qaeda now via DM iOS App

    Jayantha Tuesday, 23 May 2017 08:12 PM

    They will have to pay a much bigger price for this killing.

    ax Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:04 PM

    no one worry about Syria via DM Android App

    Hubert Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:11 AM

    Abnormal menace need to be eradicated no time to waste

    Ali Hu Kai Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:15 AM

    Ask the US government. They will know.

    EISEIS Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:28 AM

    ISIS is responsible for the destruction of Syria.

    dinesh Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:36 AM

    twisted scum of the earth, sad there are kids who are willing to believe the crap these fanatics are spoon feeding.


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