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Manchester suicide bombing: Updates as 22 killed and more than 50 injured in terror attack after Ariana Grande concert

By Mike Woods | News | Published:

Britain has been hit by its deadliest terror attack since the July 7 bombings, as 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber who targeted crowds leaving a pop concert at Manchester Arena.

Clockwise from top left - People flee the Manchester Arena after the blast, forensic officers on the scene, people affected by the tragedy comfort each other, and police stand guard near the scene this morning

Dozens of others were injured in the explosion at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening.

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: "What I can confirm is that there are children among the deceased."

He said: "This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see.

"Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives.

"Our thoughts are with those 22 victims that we now know have died, the 59 people who have been injured and their loved ones.

Follow updates as the attack unfolded here:

Mike Woods

By Mike Woods
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