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Manchester Terrorist Identified as 22-Year-Old Salman Abedi

CBS has reported that the identity of the Manchester bombing perpetrator is 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

Foreign correspondent Mark Phillips reported that Abedi is the prime suspect who planted the bombs that killed 22 people and injured dozens more at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. Phillips reported that Abedi was known to security officials before the events of last night.

The news comes shortly after ISIS put out a statement claiming credit for the Monday night devastation. Authorities believe that the attacks were carried out by one person, though another man has been arrested in connection to the attack, and the police are looking into the perpetrator’s possible connection to terror networks.

Watch above, via CBS.

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