Narendra Modi condemns Manchester terror attack, says he is 'pained' by assault

Narendra Modi condemned the blast in Manchester in the UK which killed at least 19 people.

PTI May 23, 2017 08:25:05 IST
Narendra Modi condemns Manchester terror attack, says he is 'pained' by assault

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the blast in Manchester in the UK which killed at least 19 people and injured around 50.

Narendra Modi condemns Manchester terror attack says he is pained by assault

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AFP

"Pained by the attack in Manchester. We strongly condemn it. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured," he tweeted.

An explosion occurred at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the Manchester city which is being treated as a terrorist incident.

The pop star is safe after the incident.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud "bang" from inside the venue, which was playing host to a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande. Video footage from the scene showed bloodied victims being helped by emergency services.

The blasts reportedly went off at the end of the concert near the box office area of the venue.

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