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British Police Arrest 23-Year-Old Man Over Manchester Bomb Attack, ISIS Claims Responsibility

Police vehicles and a police officer are seen outside the Manchester Arena, where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing in Manchester, northern England, Britain May 22, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jon Super

Police vehicles and a police officer are seen outside the Manchester Arena, where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing in Manchester, northern England, Britain May 22, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jon Super

London: British police said they arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a suicide bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens at a British concert by US singer Ariana Grande.

“With regards to last night’s incident at the Manchester Arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester,” Greater Manchester police said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, ISIS claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram.

“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.