An ISIS suicide bomber who slaughtered 22 people at Manchester Arena last night has been named as Salman Abedi.
Abedi, a 23-year-old British man of Libyan origin, detonated a deadly explosive that ripped through crowds leaving an Ariana Grande concert at 10.30pm.
Police are trying to determine whether Abedi acted alone or was part of a wider terror cell.
Also, children were among the 22 people killed as the explosion tore through fans leaving the pop concert at about 10.30pm last night.
Some 119 people were also injured in the blast caused by an improvised explosive device carried by the attacker, who was also killed.
Experts say the bomber employed a ‘sophisticated’ method of attack using a device packed with nuts and bolts, so-called ‘dockyard confetti’, to cause maximum damage.
Former police officer and counter-terrorism expert Chris Phillips described the latest attack to hit the UK as ‘a step up’.