Muslim leaders have condemned the suicide attack that killed 22 people and claimed that the city would not be divided by "barbaric animals".

Mohammed Shafiq, the chief executive of Ramadhan Foundation in Manchester, said in a statement that the deadly explosion at the Ariana Grande concert was the "darkest day" in the city's history.

He insisted that the people of Manchester would not be divided and would instead "mourn, remember the victims and get on with our lives".

"I love Manchester and its people - we are a resolute people and will not be divided by these barbaric animals or cowered by their violence," he said.

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