TERROR Attack In NY: 8 Persons Killed & Several Injured As A Man Drove Truck On A Bike Path

November 2nd, 2017 | by Sukumar Roy
TERROR Attack In NY: 8 Persons Killed & Several Injured As A Man Drove Truck On A Bike Path


PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has joined other world leaders in condemning the dastardly terror attack on New York City by an Uzbek  immigrant  suspected to be supporter of ISIS .“Strongly condemn the terror attack in New York City. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with those injured”, the Prime Minister said. The attacker has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov the as suspect for the horrendous murders of innocent people. The 29-year-old Uber driver was arrested after rental truck ploughed into cyclists and pedestrians leaving eight dead and 11 injured. Five friends from Argentina celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation are among those killed in the deadly New York terrorist attack on Tuesday. Argentina’s foreign ministry has confirmed the identities of the victims, all from the city of Rosario in central Argentina, reports The Guardian. Five Argentinians and a Belgian woman among the eight dead after vehicle was driven on to bike path in lower Manhattan, injuring 11 more. The men were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from school when they were caught up in the deadly terror attack that has claimed the lives of at least eight people.The Argentinian governments released a statement expressing “its sincere condolences for the death of Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi.”The statement said the five deaths were “a result of the dramatic terrorist attack in New York this afternoon”. It continued: “A sixth victim, Martin Ludovico Marro, is hospitalised at the Presbyterian Hospital of Manhattan recovering from injuries suffered, out of danger according to the official medical part.“The compatriots, from the city of Rosario, were part of a group of friends celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from the polytechnic school of that city when the tragic event occurred.“The consulate general continues working in permanent contact with the police authorities and the hospital that received the affected, as well as with the relatives in Argentina. We accompany the families in this terrible moment of deep pain, which all Argentines share, “The release sai said he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to step up its “extreme vetting program” following a vehicle attack in New York on Tuesday that left eight people dead. In Washington, an anguished POTUS Donald Trump says “I have just ordered homeland security to step up our already extreme vetting program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” the President wrote on Twitter, hours after a man driving a pickup truck ploughed through a bike path in lower Manhattan in what has been treated as an “act of terror”. Trump ran for office in 2016 pledging to crack down on illegal immigration for security reasons, and has called for “extreme vetting” of foreigners entering the US. He did not specify how or when practices would change. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity said Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek citizen, had come to the US legally in 2010. Saipov has a Florida driving license but may have been living in New Jersey, reports said. The suspect was shot by police and is in custody. He underwent surgery and was in critical condition but was expected to survive. Witnesses have said the suspect was shouting “Allahu Akbar”, Arabic for “God is great” during the attack, and there have been multiple – unconfirmed – reports that a note expressing support for Isis has been found in the rented truck used in the attack. The White House said Trump was briefed on the attack by his chief of staff, John Kelly. Trump later tweeted: “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”Although there is an Isis presence in Uzbekistan, it is not one of the countries subject to Trump’s controversial travel ban. The Government of Uzbekistan has offered cooperation in the investigation into the terror attack (image courtesy: Daily News, NY)







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