Police announced Wednesday that they had successfully identified all 22 people killed during the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night. So far, 12 of those killed have been publicly identified. Two mothers, Allison Howe and Lisa Lees, were killed while waiting to pick up their 15-year-old daughters from the concert. Also among those killed, officials said, were 8-year-old Saffie-Rose Roussos, 14-year-old Nell Jones, and 18-year-old Georgina Callander.
Police also confirmed the death of a female officer, who had been off-duty attending the concert with her husband and two children. Michelle Kiss, 45, who was attending the concert with her daughter was killed in the attack. Her grieving family released as statement saying, “Michelle was a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and sister to Nichola.Family was her life and we are all obviously devastated by her loss. She has been taken away from us, and all that love her, in the most traumatic way imaginable. We hope to draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life to get through this extremely difficult time.”
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Twenty people remain in critical care across the city, according to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, and French interior minister Gérard Collomb has said that 22-year-old Salman Abedi, the suspected bomber who also died in the blast, had likely traveled to Syria and made connections with the terror group. No public evidence has yet been offered to prove that ISIS was connected to the bombing.
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