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Ariana Grande concert attack: What we know so far

Police confirm they are treating the incident as a “terror incident”.

Ariana Grande concert attack:

An attack in Manchester on Monday night is the deadliest on British soil since 2005. News has been filtering in since last night and this is what we know so far.

  • 22 people were killed and at least 50 others wounded
  • police are calling it a “terrorist incident”
  • Police said they were called to the scene at 2133 GMT (22:33 South African time)
  • witnesses reported two loud bangs, although the matter is still under investigation
  • Investigators said the explosion took place “within the foyer area of the stadium” and the venue said it was “outside the venue in a public space”.
  • Britain is on its second-highest alert level of “severe” meaning an attack is considered highly likely.
  • nobody has claimed credit for the attack
  • Police say they believe the attack was carried out by a suicide attacker, who died on the scene

An eyewitness gave his account of what happened to the BBC.

The incident in Manchester at the Ariana Grande is the second terror attack to hit England in less than two months.

In March, five people were killed and more than 50 injured when a man drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in central London. His vehicle then crashed into the gates of parliament. The attacker was shot dead by police. Nobody has been charged in connection with that incident.

This is a developing story and we will be updating it throughout the day as information becomes available. Last update was at 08:04 SAST.