A controlled explosion took place in the south of Manchester following deadly Monday’s terrorist attack.
The explosion is part of an investigation into the attack.
“Police have executed warrants, one in Whalley Range, and one in Fallowfield, where a controlled explosion took place, as part of the investigation into last night’s horrific attack at the Manchester arena,” Greater Manchester Police said.
Eyewitness of the controlled explosion told BBC that there were 20 people in the house when a bomb went off. “They were all running out of the house when a big bomb went off.”
At least 22 people, including children, were killed and almost 60 injured when a blast rocked through the Manchester Arena foyer after US singer Ariana Grande finished performing her concert at the venue on Monday night. UK police have confirmed the attack to be an act of terror performed by one person, who died after detonating an explosive device.
Earlier today, Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the deadly Manchester attack, media reported.
At least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 injured when a blast rocked through the Manchester Arena foyer after the concert of US singer Ariana Grande on Monday night. Greater Manchester police say they are treating the attack as a terrorist incident, confirming that the attacker who was carrying an explosive device died in the arena.
According to Reuters, Daesh claimed the Manchester attack had been carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert.
Earlier in the day, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that police believe the terrorist attack had been carried out by one person, however, law enforcers are checking whether he had any accomplices. Police believe they have identified the suspected attacker, however, have not verified their information yet, she added.
After that, Greater Manchester police said that a 23-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the attack.