New York: Eight dead as terrorist plows truck chanting ‘AllahuAkbar’

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NEW YORK: (Christian Times) – At least eight died in a terrorist attack in New York’s busiest place Manhattan as the driver plowed truck over pedestrians chanting ‘AllahuAkbar’, as per the eyewitnesses.

The attack claimed five friends from Argentina. Mayor Bill de Blasio termed it a ‘cowardly’ terrorist attack. The attacker was arrested on the spot. Saifullah Saipof is Uzbek by nationality and had come to the United States seven years ago and was living here legally.

According to initial investigations, Saifullah was residing in Florida and had come to New York only for the attack. He had taken the truck on rent.

Expressing grief over the incident, the US president Donald Trump ordered widening the scope of the investigations. In a tweet, Trump demanded death penalty for the terrorist. He added that after defeating Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East, the US won’t let it enter its territory now.