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Eight persons were killed and several others 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. Michelle and I are thinking of the victims of today's attack in NYC and everyone who keeps us safe. New Yorkers are as tough as they come. New York's resilience is stronger than a cowardly act of terror. Thinking of the victims, their families, & the responders who saved lives.
My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you! Strongly condemn the terror attack in New York City. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with those injured.
Michelle and I are thinking of the victims of today's attack in NYC and everyone who keeps us safe. New Yorkers are as tough as they come.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 1, 2017
New York's resilience is stronger than a cowardly act of terror. Thinking of the victims, their families, & the responders who saved lives.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2017
My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017
Strongly condemn the terror attack in New York City. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with those injured.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 1, 2017
Keeping the victims, first responders, & people of NY in our thoughts tonight. We will not let terrorism or fear divide us. #NYCStrong— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 31, 2017
Terror attack in NYC, not far from 9/11.
Deepest condolences to the families of those murdered; and those involved who are scarred forever.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 1, 2017
New York. My heart is with you always and forever. Devastating news. My soul and heart is with the victims and there loved ones x horrific— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) October 31, 2017
That's my high school in the picture. This is sad and horrifying. Sending love to everyone there. https://t.co/DWvZy5AdS1— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 31, 2017
New York, we love you. Grateful to first responders who saved lives today. Jill and I are keeping you all in our prayers.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2017
Every terror act like #ManhattanAttack provides grist to those wishing to demonise all Muslims as terrorists. Thoughts with victim families.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 1, 2017