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    Deadly Blast Hits Manchester Arena After Ariana Grande's Concert (164)

    A controlled explosion took place in the south of Manchester following deadly Monday's terrorist attack.

    The explosion is part of an investigation into the attack.

    "Police have executed warrants, one in Whalley Range, and one in Fallowfield, where a controlled explosion took place, as part of the investigation into last night’s horrific attack at the Manchester arena," Greater Manchester Police said.

    Eyewitness of the controlled explosion told BBC that there were 20 people in the house when a bomb went off. "They were all running out of the house when a big bomb went off."

    At least 22 people, including children, were killed and almost 60 injured when a blast rocked through the Manchester Arena foyer after US singer Ariana Grande finished performing her concert at the venue on Monday night. UK police have confirmed the attack to be an act of terror performed by one person, who died after detonating an explosive device.

    Earlier today, Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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