Children killed in Manchester UK: ‘an attack on innocents’
A suspected terrorist ‘attack on the innocents’ at a pop concert in Manchester UK was the latest atrocity in Europe on Monday night. Twenty-two were killed, including children and 59 were injured.
The attack follows a pattern of so-called ‘lone’ attacks in Britain and Europe. In March, six people were killed in a lone attack on Westminster. In the aftermath of the Westminster incident police raided and arrested a number of further suspects.
Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister, was one of the first world leaders to react to the incident described it as an “attack on innocents” in an address to the Australian Parliament.
“This incident, this attack, is especially vile, especially criminal, especially horrific because it appears to have been deliberately directed at teenagers.
He added: “Surely there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children. This is a direct and brutal attack on young people everywhere, on freedom everywhere.”
The bomb blast is suspected to have been conducted by a lone bomber with some form of ‘suicide vest’. The concert by US singer Arianna Grande attracted a large audience of children and teenagers.