Manchester terror attack:at Ariana Grande concert

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Pop star Ariana Grande has reacted to the terror attack at her Manchester concert that killed at least 19 people.

Representatives for Ariana Grande have said that the 23-year-old pop star was physically “okay” following the blast, which British authorities say was being treated as a terrorist attack.(Reuters)

Pop star Ariana Grande said on Monday she was “broken” after a bombing killed 19 people and wounded dozens of others at her concert in Manchester, England.

Making her first comment since an explosion detonated just outside Manchester Arena at the end of her performance there, Grande said on Twitter: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”

Representatives for Grande have said that the 23-year-old pop star was physically “okay” following the blast, which British authorities say was being treated as a terrorist attack.

Two US officials have told Reuters on condition of anonymity that initial signs pointed to a suicide bomber as being responsible for the bombing.

Grande was performing in Manchester during the European leg of a concert tour to support her latest album, Dangerous Woman.

She was scheduled to perform at London’s O2 arena on Thursday and then in Belgium, Poland and Germany in the coming weeks. It was not immediately clear whether those concerts would go forward following Monday’s attack.

Two women wrapped in thermal blankets stand near the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester, northern England. (REUTERS)

Grande, who starred in the Broadway musical 13 and on the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious before releasing her solo debut album, is credited with having an exceptionally broad vocal range for a pop star.

She is best known for her singles Problem, and Break Free from her sophomore album, My Everything.

Manchester Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, opened in 1995 and is a popular concert and sporting venue.

Armed police stand guard at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester on May 22. (AP)
Emergency services work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England, May 22. (AP Photo)

Britain is on its second-highest alert level of “severe” meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely.

British counter-terrorism police have said they are making on average an arrest every day in connection with suspected terrorism.

Emergency services work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England, on Monday. (AP Photo)

In March, a British-born convert to Islam ploughed a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, killing four people, before stabbing to death a police officer who was on the grounds of parliament. He was shot dead at the scene.

 

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