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Terror strikes UK

Terror strikes UK

In what is being described as the worst terror attack in the United Kingdom since the 7/7 bombings, at least 22 people died in an explosion at a concert in the city of Manchester. The blast took place on Monday night while American singer Ariana Grande was performing at the arena. Local police have stated that the attacker is believed to have been killed in the blast. They said he detonated the explosive device that he was carrying with him. The hatred that drives young individuals to detonate themselves in a crowd of teenagers and children is hard to rationalize. In March, earlier this year, a lone assailant killed four civilians and a policeman and injured at least 40 others near the British Parliament.

Although investigators are still finding out whether an entire terror network was involved in the attack, the spectre of lone-wolf attacks has once again gripped Europe. The use low-grade weaponry to undo the maximum damage, while completely prepared for the eventuality of death, makes them especially potent and dangerous. The task before the State's security and intelligence networks is immense. A nation's security apparatus has to be on the money all the time, while the terrorist requires just one lucky break. These are the odds. The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the attack in Manchester, although many experts have questioned these claims. Whether or not the Islamic State was responsible for these attacks, they are ready to use such spectacular acts of violence to terrorise and inspire irrational fear, polarise communities to create potential recruits and spur their cadre.

A nation's security apparatus has to be on the money all the time, while the terrorist requires just one lucky break. These are the odds. The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the attack in Manchester, although many experts have questioned these claims. Whether or not the Islamic State was responsible for these attacks, they are ready to use such spectacular acts of violence to terrorize and inspire irrational fear, polarize communities to create potential recruits and spur their cadre.

These are the odds. The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the attack in Manchester, although many experts have questioned these claims. Whether or not the Islamic State was responsible for these attacks, they are ready to use such spectacular acts of violence to terrorize and inspire irrational fear, polarize communities to create potential recruits and spur their cadre.

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