Manchester bomber identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi


Police have identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the man who detonated a suicide bomb last night, as a crowd of concert goers left an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

The blast killed 22 and injured 59.

The victims were young. Among them were 8-year-old Saffie Roussos, 18-year-old Georgina Callander, and 26-year-old John Atkinson.

Of the injured, there were at least 12 children. 59 people were taken to the hospital and another 60 were treated at the scene.

Bomber Salman Abedi was known to authorities in the area. He's British born but from a Libyan family.

A school friend said Abedi had grown a beard the last time he saw him, and neighbors said he had been "acting strangely" recently.

Lina Ahmed, 21, told the Daily Mail:

"They were a Libyan family. A couple of months ago he [Salman] was chanting the first kalma [Islamic prayer] really loudly in the street. He was chanting in Arabic. He was saying 'There is only one God and the prophet Mohammed is his messenger.'"

President Trump slammed the attack today, calling the terrorists "losers" instead of "monsters." He said:

"So many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won't call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that's a great name. I will call them from now on losers because that's what they are. This wicked ideology must be obliterated."


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