America, once again witnessed the terror attack on Tuesday. The horrible incident took place in the Manhattan city of America. An attacker drove a truck onto a bike path near the site of the World Trade Center memorial in the city and hit a number of pedestrians and cyclists. In an incident, at least eight people died and around 15 were injured. After crashing the vehicle he got out of the track with two fake guns, however he was shot injured and arrested by the police.

The suspect has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant. The criminal complaint filed against him and police is probing the matter taking him to the custody. As, per the witnesses present at the spot, after ending his notorious actions he came out of the truck and shouted “Allahu Akbar”, which is Arabic for “God is great”.

According to the police officials report, the 29-year old had rented the vehicle from the American hardware store Home Depot only an hour earlier. He chose Halloween for the attack because he believed more people would be on the streets. He was planning to plant the attack from the last one year. The iconic Brooklyn Bridge was also in the target of the attacker along with bike path but, missed to hit it. To be perfect on his plan he also rented a truck on October 22 to practice of making turns. The truck was rented on the name of suspect (Saipov) only and it was for 75 minutes.

Saipov revealed investigators that he feels happy for him after the incident. He also told he was inspired by Islamic State (IS) videos he had watched on his mobile phone. The attack was carried out according to instructions posted by IS online. He is fully inspired by the IS and was also considering displaying IS flags on the truck during the attack, but not done so because he did not want to draw the attention. He also requested permission to display IS’s flag in his hospital room.

After the terrifying attack, United States President Donald Trump has instructed Congress to immediately decimate the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program”, which applies to countries with low rates of immigration to the US. Also, he is planning for ban on travellers entering the US from some predominantly Muslim countries.

While, the investigators have also recovered notes and knives at the scene, “The gist of the note was that the Islamic State would endure forever,” Earlier this year different European countries have also faced brutal terror attack which includes, London Bridge terror attack, Finsbury Park terror attack, Manchester bombing, Stockholm terror attack.


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