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New York attack: Twitter users express solidarity with victims

Unconfirmed pro-ISIS social media sites claim responsibility for New York terror attack

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

Eight persons were killed and several were injured after a truck ploughed into pedestrians near the site of the World Trade Center memorial in Manhattan, New York on Tuesday. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, an Uzbek national who came to the US in 2010, has been arrested.
 
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference, "Based on the information we have at this moment, this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians."
 
Unconfirmed pro-ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) social media sites claim responsibility for the attack.

Twitter users took to the micro-blogging site to condemn the incident and express their fury. Former US presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also expressed solidarity with the victims. 
 
Former White House contender Hillary Clinton, 70, denounced the attack as a "cowardly act."
 

The President of the United States Donald Trump also condemned the New York Terror Attack and said that he will not allow ISIS terrorist group to “return or enter” in the country.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also criticised the attack.
 
Here’s how people reacted on Twitter:

First Published: Wed, November 01 2017. 17:18 IST
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