The man who carried out the Manchester Arena incident last night was named as 22 year old Salman Ramadan Abedi. The name was released to the media by US Officials against the wishes of UK police and security services. It is believed that Abedi was known to police and security officials. He was the son of Libyan immigrants. The Libyan community Abedi came from expressed disbelief and shock that he would carry out an attack like this.
ISIS has claimed responsibility saying a "caliphate soldier" carried out the attack. The english statement reads:
“A solider of the Khilafah managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in the British city of Manchester, in revenge for Allah’s religion, in an endeavour to terrorize the [infidels], and in response to their transgressions against the lands of the Muslims.
The explosive devices were detonated in the shameless concert arena, resulting in 30 Crusaders being killed [sic] and 70 others being wounded. And what comes next will be more severe on the worshippers of the Cross and their allies.”