ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, that killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 more on Monday night.
The terror attack was carried out by what Manchester police called an “improvised explosive device.” It has been determined that the perpetrator was killed in the “suicide bombing.”
The Manchester Police announced that it had arrested a 23-year-old suspect in connection with the incident.
Manchester police have not yet provided further details about the suspect's identity. As Fox News reported:
ISIS says “a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings” then detonated them. It did not say whether the attacker was killed.
The terror group ISIS seized on the deadly attack to claim responsibility:
The SITE intelligence group pointed to a tweet has evidence of the terror group claiming responsibility:
It is unclear if ISIS is actually behind the attack, however. The terror group is considered to be on the decline, and there is currently no further evidence to substantiate its claims of responsibility beyond social media.
Meanwhile, Defense Secretary James Mattis has been empowered to “annihilate” the so-called Islamic State. President Trump, on his visit to the Middle East, called the perpetrators of the Manchester attack “evil losers.”
The Manchester terror attack would be the deadliest in the United Kingdom since the 7/7 attacks of 2005, when 56 innocent people were killed by suicide bombers.