New York attack: Twitter users express solidarity with victims

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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.

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