The Islamic State terror group today claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester Arena that killed at least 22 people and injured 59 others.
According to terrorism watchdog SITE Intel Group, ISIS issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack Tuesday, saying one of its “soldiers” planted bombs at Manchester Arena.
“A solider of the Khilafah managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in the British city of Manchester,” reads a statement. “The explosive devices were detonated in the shameless concert arena.” The group also claimed “30 Crusaders” were killed and “70 others” were wounded, totals larger than what authorities have confirmed.
Earlier, police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to Monday night’s suicide attack in what British Prime Minister Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening cowardice” act of terror.