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Manchester attack: death toll rises to 22, attacker dies
10:15, 23 May 2017
Manchester attack: death toll rises to 22, attacker dies

22 killed and 59 injured, the attacker died in an explosion in Manchester after the concert of Ariana Grande

10:15, 23 May 2017

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At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, Reuters reports.

Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack, making it the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005.

Police said the attacker died after detonating explosives shortly after 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) at Manchester Arena, which has the capacity to hold 21,000 people. Children were among the dead, police said.

Forensic police search the Manchester Arena in Manchester.

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