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Belgium: 'This is a very sad day for Europe' - Mogherini responds to Manchester Arena explosion01:59

Belgium: 'This is a very sad day for Europe' - Mogherini responds to Manchester Arena explosion

Belgium, Brussels
May 23, 2017 at 14:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini offered her condolences to those affected by the Manchester Arena Explosion at a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday.

Mogherini began by saying the attack had meant "a very sad day for Europe" and offered her personal condolences, to "all the loved ones of the victims of the terrorist attack" as well as "all the citizens of the United Kingdom".

"At these moments we need friends and partners to be at our side and these are the moments of the mourning but these are also the moments of the action and this is why I just was in contact with the UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, offering all the European Union institutions’ support that can be considered useful by the British authorities" said the policy chief.

On Monday night an assailant detonated an explosive device on his person towards the end of a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, as attendees were leaving the premises at around 22:35 local time (21:35 GMT).

At least 22, many children, were killed and a further 59 injured in the attack. Police believe that there was only one assailant in the stadium, who reportedly died at the scene of the blast after detonating an explosive device.

The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack. One person has been arrested in connection with the blast.

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EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini offered her condolences to those affected by the Manchester Arena Explosion at a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday.

Mogherini began by saying the attack had meant "a very sad day for Europe" and offered her personal condolences, to "all the loved ones of the victims of the terrorist attack" as well as "all the citizens of the United Kingdom".

"At these moments we need friends and partners to be at our side and these are the moments of the mourning but these are also the moments of the action and this is why I just was in contact with the UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, offering all the European Union institutions’ support that can be considered useful by the British authorities" said the policy chief.

On Monday night an assailant detonated an explosive device on his person towards the end of a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, as attendees were leaving the premises at around 22:35 local time (21:35 GMT).

At least 22, many children, were killed and a further 59 injured in the attack. Police believe that there was only one assailant in the stadium, who reportedly died at the scene of the blast after detonating an explosive device.

The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack. One person has been arrested in connection with the blast.

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