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Islamic Terrorism Again? 22-year-old Salman Abedi behind Manchester Attack that killed 22 and injured 64

Armed police officers patrol a police cordon near the Manchester Arena in Manchester, May 24, 2017. VOA

Manchester, May 24, 2017: Explosion surrounded by a flash of fire is what eyewitnesses saw in the foyer area of the arena. It is suspected by police that 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated a home-made bomb in the area as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening.

Among the 22 people who were killed in the bomb blast, there was also an 8-year-old girl. The figures say 64 were injured.

Who is behind the Attack?

Salman Abedi has been named by police as the suspected suicide bomber. He was born in Manchester on New Year’s Eve 1994, the BBC understands.

It is said that he has at least three siblings: an elder brother who was born in London, and a younger brother and sister who were born in Manchester.

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Abedi’s family is believed to be of Libyan origin and has lived at several addresses in Manchester, including at a property at Elsmore Road in the Fallowfield area which was raided by police on Tuesday, mentioned BBC.

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Further, Salford University said Abedi had been a student there but refused to give any further details.

Apart from that, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was believed that Abedi had recently returned from Libya.

What Happened?

Police officials say that the attacker died at the scene. A witness said, apart from metal nuts and bolts being scattered on the floor amid bodies, the smell of explosives was in the air. The area where the bomb exploded was the busiest exit of the arena.

There was panic all around and the concert-goers were seen fleeing down the stairs into Victoria station.

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According to the BBC report, more than 240 emergency calls were made, 60 ambulances and 400 police officers attended.

Soon after the attack, many people in Manchester took help of the social media to offer spare beds and rooms to the needy people in the city.

The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility of the attack, but this has not been proved or verified yet.

– prepared by Staff Writer of NewsGram 


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Pashtun activist Farhat Taj exposes dirty nexus between Pakistan army and terrorists

It is no surprise anymore than Pakistan army has been committing genocides in Pashtun and Baloch areas, Farhat Taj, Pashtun human rights activist further exposed how Pakistan army is supporting terrorists in their evil plan


In a shocking video, Pashtun human rights activist, Farhat Taj, research fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research, University of Oslo, and a member of Aryana Institute for Regional Research and Advocacy exposed the dirty nexus between Pakistan army and terrorist organisations such as Taliban.

Pakistan army is time and again accused of committing genocidal crimes against Pashtun and Baloch civilians. Since last few years we have been seeing how Baloch and Pashtun activists became vocal against atrocities committed by Pakistan army on their soil. There are more than 30 million Pashtuns worldwide coming together for a free Pashtunistan. Farhat Taj also confirms in her video about Pakistan state sponsoring extremism, raising terrorists and brainwashing Pashtun children to manufacture “jehadi fighters”.

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Umar Daud Khattak, Mission Commander, Pashtunishtan Liberation Army, said “Unity of Pashtuns across the imposed Durnad Line is an immense need of the time. Pashtuns are oppressed under Pakistani genocidal occupation, they displaced, killed, bombarded, their homes and villages are bulldozed, chemical weapons are used against them. Until now about 2 million Pashtuns are displaced by Pakistan Army and have killed about 200,000. It is mind-boggling numbers. Loy Afghanistan Movement is a good effort for political, diplomatic and social plateform for uniting Pashtuns across the Durand Line and restore the natural geography.”

Pakistan, a fake state fuelling terror for a long time is now getting backlash in home. The world now acknowledges that Pakistan is a failed state, the world now shares the grief of Baloch, Pashtuns and sindh people, its high time for the world to stand together against the manufacturer of terrorism, Pakistan. Pakistan army which is supposed to fight terrorism are actually the one raising terrorist, army person in day shift is a Talib in night shift. This is the state of affairs in Pakistan. I do hope that civil society of Pakistan will come forward and protest against such a failed state and barbaric military which is involved in genocide. Pakistan needs more of Tarek Fateh and Farhat Taj if they want to prosper as a progressive nation rather than an extremist centre of terrorism.

– by SHAURYA RITWIK, Shaurya is Sub-Editor at NewsGram and writes on Geo-politcs, Culture, Indology and Business. Twitter Handle – @shauryaritwik