May 23, 2017 / 11:54 AM / 2 years ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester arena attack

Armed police officers stand outside the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing in Manchester, northern England, Britain May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Super

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State 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.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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