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After the Manchester attack, security could be a key election issue

Although campaigning is officially suspended, last night's awful events will doubtless complicate what happens over the next few weeks.

By Alex Dean  

As police stand guard near the arena, the impact of the attack remains unclear. Photo: PA

Last night, at least 22 people were killed in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester arena. Children are among the dead. A further 59 people were injured by the attack, which shook the venue shortly after the concert finished.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility, and a 23-year-old man was arrested this morning in south Manchester in connection with the blast.

This is the deadliest terror attack to hit…

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