A suicide bombing at a packed Manchester pop concert designed to cause ‘maximum carnage’ killed 22 people including children. The targeted arena has the capacity to hold 21,000 people, where the US singer had been performing to an audience that included many children. British Prime Minister Theresa May said police know the identity of the bomber, who died in the blast late Monday, and believed he acted alone. It was the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four bombers killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London’s transport system in July 2005. The militant Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Manchester attack, is truly the biggest global threat since Al Qaeda. ISIS has also claimed responsibility of a similar attack in Paris in 2015 in which armed men wearing explosive belts stormed in and killed 90 people.
Pakistan who is also a prime victim of terrorism has strongly condemned the blast in Manchester. Prime Minister while sympathising with the families of those who lost their loved ones, urged that elimination of terrorism requires concerted efforts.
By targeting various major cities of the world, ISIS has made it clear that it has the capacity to threat any country and that too on almost will. IS has established itself as the pre-eminent militant threat to the global order. ISIS from its actions has shown that it considers every single nation on the earth as its enemy, but still world community is unable to recognize this and is still divided to form a united front against IS. From almost last two decades terrorism has become a global issue which is threatening peace in all parts of the world. But, sadly there seems no urgency at international level to understand the gravity of the IS threat and the need for coordinated action against it. It is time that world community needs to do more than just denouncing terrorism. Therefore, combine effort is the only way forward in order to get rid from menace of terrorism. Global community is required to bring more sustained and coordinated efforts to eliminate ISIS and other terrorist organizations.
Global community is required to bring more sustained and coordinated efforts to eliminate ISIS.