ISIL, Politics, and Strategy of Terror In Manchester Arena Bombing


Police vehicles at the terror scene. (Source)

Today, a devastating suicide attack in Manchester Arena claimed by the terror organisation the Islamic State left 22 dead and 59 wounded. The attack was deadliest in the UK’s history since the London 7/7 bombings in 2005. The terror attack came as a part of series of lone wolf terror attacks around Europe conducted by Islamist radicals. The nature of the attack seems, however, to differ from previous attacks in terms of nature of the bombing, context, and the details connected to the act of terror and therefore presenting possible sophisticated motives in ISIL’s strategy.

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