The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists praised the 22-year-old suicide bomber identified as Warped Salman Ramadan Abedi, who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande pop concert.

While praising the suicide bomber, the Sunni terrorist group warned: “what comes next will be more severe”. Twitter accounts affiliated with Islamic State used hashtags referring to the blast to post celebratory messages, with some users encouraging similar attacks elsewhere. 

In a statement, released in several languages, the terror group said that the bomber carried out the work of "Allah" and will be rewarded. 

"A soldier of the Khilafah [caliphate] managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the crusaders in the British city of Manchester. The explosive devices were detonated in the shameless concert arena. And what comes next will be more severe on the worshippers of the cross and their allies.”

One Twitter user shared a picture of children injured in the Manchester terror attack and wrote: ”It seems that bombs of the British airforce over children of Mosul and Raqqa have just come back to #Manchester.”

Others posted banners saying: “The beginning is in Brussels and Paris and in London we form a state.”  Another wrote: ”This is only the beginning. The lions of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham are beginning to attack all the crusaders.” One ISIS supporter shared an image of an explosion with a caption: “Kill them everywhere.”

Another Twitter user posted a message saying: “We have more #manchesterarena”