British Prime Minister Theresa May

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British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the nation’s threat level Tuesday night, saying another attack “may be imminent,” just one night after a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, left 22 people dead.

From my post on The Root:

May chaired a meeting of her security cabinet and concluded that 22-year-old British citizen Salman Abedi, who reportedly carried out Monday night’s attack, may have been part of a wider network that is poised to strike again.

May said the decision was a “proportionate and sensible response to the threat that our security experts judge we face.”

Abedi lived a short drive from the concert hall, and his attack was claimed Tuesday by the Islamic State, which said in a statement on the online messaging service Telegram that one of its “soldiers” was responsible, according to the Post.

Read British Prime Minister Says Another Attack ‘May Be Imminent,’ Raises Nations Threat Level on the Root