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Manchester Explosion Update: 19 Dead, 50 Injured, ISIS Celebrates

ISIS is publicly celebrating after a terrorist suicide bombing in Manchester, England yesterday evening.

The reported ‘nail bomb’, designed for use as a mass-projectile explosion in order to maximize casualties, was detonated by an unnamed terrorist before 8pm EST.

The attack took place immediately after an Ariana Grande concert in north England where thousands of fans, largely young women, were in attendance.

So far 19 are confirmed dead and the toll of injuries continues to rise.

Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to respond swiftly.

We’ll keep you posted on new developments.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and around 50 others are injured following reports of multiple explosions after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in the North of England on Monday Evening.
Greater Manchester Police originally said there had been a “number of fatalities and others injured” at the Manchester Arena, where Grammy-nominated pop singer Ariana Grande was performing. Nineteen people were confirmed dead as of 8pm EST.

Eyewitness accounts posted to social media show convoys of ambulances moving to the centre of Manchester as thousands of music fans fled the Manchester Evening News Arena.

UPDATE 22:37 EST — North West Ambulance Service has released an update on the casualties of the attack.

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The ambulance service has said that there still remain 19 fatalities and the number of injured has increased to 59.

UPDATE 22:08 EST — Greater Manchester police confirm 19 dead, 50 injured at 6 hospitals and call incident a terror attack.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins gave a brief press conference confirming the number of victims and said the incident is being investigated as terrorism. Hopkins said for people to avoid the area as emergency workers are still working at the scene.

UPDATE 21:55 EST — Witness claims there was a total lack of security at the concert.

Eyewitness Chris Pawley appeared on Tucker Carlson on Fox News this evening and said that there was very little security at the Arianna Grande concert. “I’ve been to concerts before and sometimes you get patted down, or have to empty your pockets. There was absolutely nothing at this concert tonight,” he said.

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UPDATE 21:31 EST — Dr Sebastian Gorka noted the attack occurred on the anniversary of the killing of soldier Lee Rigby.

Dr Gorka, an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, tweeted that the attack occurred on the same day as Rigby’s murder, which took place four years ago. “Dates matter to jihadi terrorists,” he wrote.

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