The supporters of ISIS started to celebrate online in the aftermath of Manchester Arena that has claimed 22 lives as of now and left more than 50 injured. 21000 fans were in attendance at the venue which hosted Ariana Grande concert.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, meanwhile a twitter user kind of predicted the attack four hours before the explosion.
Several ISIS-friendly accounts also chipped in with #ManchesterArena and #ArianaGrande tweets. Though, twitter suspended several accounts, the supporters used other platforms like Telegram to spread their messages.
Though, twitter suspended several accounts, the supporters used other platforms like Telegram to spread their messages.
One message on Twitter posted by a user called Abdul Haqq said: ‘It seems that bombs of the British airforce over children of Mosul and Raqqa has just came back to #Manchester.’
The officials think it would have been a suicide bomber. One counter-terrorism official said: ‘In the absence of conclusive evidence, the choice of venue, the timing and the mode of attack all suggest this was terrorism.’
Britain is on its second-highest alert level of ‘severe’, meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely.
The survivors were wrapped in foil blankets and around 60 ambulances were rushed to the spot.
One Telegram user said: ‘We hope that the perpetrator is one of the soldiers of the caliphate.’
Others posted banners saying ‘the beginning is in Brussels and Paris, and in London we form a state,’ in reference to previous similar ‘lone wolf’ attacks in Belgium and France for which the group has claimed responsibility.
British PM, Theresa May, said that the blast was being treated as a terrorist attack. If it turns out to be true then this would be the deadliest militant assault on Britain, since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings.