PM May: We have identified Manchester suicide bomber

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says threat level 'still severe' after apparent terror attack which killed 22, wounded 59.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke at a press conference Tuesday, responding to the suicide bombing attack on a concert in Manchester Monday night that killed 22 and left 59 wounded.

May confirmed that the explosion was indeed an act of terror, and noted that British intelligence officials had identified the man responsible.

In her address, May said the UK was determined to uproot and defeat the ideology that "fuels this violence".

"All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people, but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice - deliberately targeting innocent defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives.

"We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage.

"But we can continue to resolve to thwart such attacks in future - to take on and defeat the ideology that often fuels this violence, and if there turn out to be others responsible for this attack to seek them out and bring them to justice."