Gallery: The day children became a terror target

Gallery: The day children became a terror targetThe Herald Sun (Aus)

At 10:33pm local time on Monday, an Islamic State suicide bomber opened a new terrorism front by targeting children and the youth of Britain following a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande.

Twenty-two audience members lost their lives and a further 120 were injured in the attack by Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old Manchester-born son of Libyan refugees. Among the dead was an eight-year-old girl, Saffie-Rose Roussos, of Lancashire. At least 12 of those seriously injured, with life threatening and life changing injuries are children under 16.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the bombing as an “attack on innocence” and a “brutal attack on young people everywhere”.

“This incident, this attack, is especially vile, especially criminal, especially horrific because it appears to have been deliberately directed at teenagers,” Mr Turnbull said. “Surely there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children.”

The devastation was documented on front pages all around the world. Below is a selection of pages from Europe, Oceania and the US.

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