Terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) called the attack in Manchester revenge for the attack on “Muslim lands”. It is reported The Telegraph, citing a statement issued associated with extremists, the Agency Amaq.
“One of the soldiers of the Caliphate managed to plant an IED on a gathering of crusaders in Manchester,” reads the message of militants. They also named the stadium “Manchester arena”, where the attack occurred, “a shameless place,” and added that the attack was planned in advance.
The Islamists did not publish any information about the identity of a suicide bomber or a picture of him, as was done after some other attacks.
According to preliminary data, 23-year-old militant, who carried out the attack, called Salman, Abedi. He had previously come to the attention of British intelligence.
Prime Minister Theresa may said that the explosion was carried out by one person, who deliberately chose a time and place that the number of dead and injured was at its maximum. The attack killed 22 people, 59 were injured.