Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Manchester Attack: Report

By Sara Sjolin Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Monday night's deadly attack in Manchester, saying in a statement the blast at the Ariana Grande concert was carried out with an explosive device planted at the venue, Reuters reported Tuesday. "One of the soldiers of the caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the crusaders in the city of Manchester," the statement said. BBC's security correspondent Gordon Corera noted that the wording can mean ISIS inspired the attack, rather than directed it. The explosion that left 22 people dead and 59 injured was carried about by a suicide bomber, who also died in the blast, according to U.K. police. A 23-year-old has been arrested in Manchester in relation with the attack.

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