Kurdistan PM condemns Manchester terror attack

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani has issued a statement condemning the bombing at a concert of singer Ariana Grande Monday night in Manchester, UK that killed at least 22, including many children, and injured 59.

“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack which targeted an art concert in the city of Manchester in Britain last night, in which some civilians were killed and injured. I extend my condolences to the families of the victims, the British nation and government. I stand by you and share your grievances. I wish a quick recovery to the wounded,” Barzani stated.

“The recurrence of terrorist acts in different cities and places of the world reiterates the need for a stronger response against terrorism and terrorists and more concerted international endeavors to stop violent and terrorist ideologies.”

Among the dead are eight-year-old Saffie Roussos, college student Georgina Callander, and 28-year-old John Atkinson, the BBC reported. 

Police have named Salman Abedi, born in Manchester to Libyan parents, as the suspected suicide bomber who carried out the attack.

British Prime Minister Theresa May described the bombing as a “callous terrorist attack.”

ISIS claimed responsibility through affiliated media. 

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