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Posted: Nov 1 2017, 05:22 PM
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New York attack: five Argentinian friends named among eight killed – latest updates.
Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek national who entered the US in 2010.
Eight people were killed and 11 – including two children – were injured after a truck was driven into a cycleway in lower Manhattan, close to the site of the 9/11 memorial, on Tuesday afternoon.
The suspect was shot in the abdomen by police after he exited the truck. Officials later said a pellet gun and paintball gun had been found.
Unconfirmed reports suggested a note or notes had also been found in or near the truck, but these could not be verified.
New York city mayor Bill de Blasio said the incident was being treated as “a particularly cowardly act of terror”.
Five of those killed have been named as friends from Argentina who had travelled to New York as part of a larger group celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation from high school.
The Argentinian foreign ministry named them as Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi, all in their late 40s.
A sixth friend, Martin Ludovico Marro, was injured.
A Belgian woman was also among the dead. Belgium’s foreign minister, Didier Reynders, said she “was a woman from Roulers in western Flanders who was on a city trip with with her sister and her mother”, but she has not yet been named.
The two other people who died have not yet been identified.
Two children injured when the truck hit their school bus were not seriously hurt, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said.
The suspect has been named as Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek national who entered the US in 2010.
Saipov worked as an Uber driver, the company confirmed, adding that he had passed a background check.
He is reported to have lived in Ohio, Florida and latterly in Paterson, New Jersey. Reuters reported he has a history of traffic violations.
Dilfuza Iskhakova, who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, told the Guardian that Saipov had stayed with her for several months about six years ago after arriving from Uzbekistan:
After being shot in the abdomen by a police officer, he has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition in hospital. He is expected to survive.
Waiting for the mantra; 'I condemn this attack' 'go about your lives as normal' 'we must learn to live with islamic terrorism'
Another unnecessary example why we should not encourage these people to live amongst us.
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We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. ~Martin L. Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993
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Posted: Nov 2 2017, 08:46 AM
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They say he is a lone wolf IS sympathiser, but what they don't say is that he is an Islamist.
Unfortunately we have to learn to live with it Bear, because for as long as we have Islam we will have terror attacks such as this.
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Posted: Nov 2 2017, 10:47 AM
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True. But considering about 93% of Uzbekistan is of the Muslim faith, the chances are good.
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