Last night’s blast happened at the end of a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said it was “the most horrific incident” Greater Manchester had ever faced. He said the “fast-moving investigation” was now working to establish whether the attacker “was acting alone or as part of a network”. The attacker, he confirmed, died at the arena.
BBC reported that the main political parties have all suspended general election campaigning after the fatal bombing in Manchester.
Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other senior politicians have all expressed their horror at the attack.
The prime minister said all her thoughts and those of the nation were with the victims of Monday’s blast at the Manchester Arena and their families. “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said.