The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for the Manchester, England attack, where 22 people were killed and more than sixty were injured in the explosion.
ISIS is claiming one of its members planted bombs in the middle of the crowds outside of the arena. Police, however, have spoken only of “an improvised device” used in the attack, while other sources are saying it was a nail bomb.
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, though authorities are claiming the bomber is dead.
The group also claimed that “30 Crusaders were killed and 70 others were wounded,” higher than the totals confirmed by authorities in Manchester.
The identity of the bomber remains unknown, as does the 23-year-old man who was arrested for suspected ties to the attack.
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