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Manchester Concert Ends in Massacre

Tragedy struck at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England in which the singer, her young fans, and parents in attendance were targeted by a suicide bomber.

Tragedy struck at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

Tragedy struck at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

Ishani Shah, Staff Writer

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On May 22, Ariana Grande had just wrapped up a sold out concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, when a suicide bombing was carried out, killing 22 people and injuring over 64. The ages of the victims ranged from 8 to 34, most of them being children. The perpetrator of the attack was Salman Abedi, identified by the bank card from his pocket.

Police say Salman Abedi, born and raised in Manchester, had received assistance with planning the attack and building the bomb. Abedi’s brother stated that he knew about the attack before it happened because he talked to Salman 15 minutes prior to the blast, but he did not know where it was going to take place. Shortly after, the father and brother of Abedi were arrested by Libyan officials for planning a new attack on Libya’s capital.

Officials say that Abedi has connections with Al Qaeda and ISIS, but the connections are still under investigation. Abedi had allegedly just returned from Libya before the attack took place.

Since the attack, Ariana Grande has responded. Sharing her statement on Twitter, she stated “We won’t let hate win” and “our response to this violence must be to come closer together.” In response to this attack she will also be holding a benefit concert on June 4th. The concert will take place in Manchester to honor the victims and raise money for their families. As a result of all of these events, the “Everyday” singer has suspended her Dangerous Women Tour. Grande has also offered to pay for all of the victims’ funerals.

Queen Elizabeth visited the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to talk to some of the young victims injured during the attack, a surprise to the patients and their parents alike.

British officers have stated that more security will be implemented in both Manchester and all around London in response to this attack.

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