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On Tuesday, a man drove a truck through a bike path in Manhattan, leaving eight people killed and 11 injured. The attacker has been identified as Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov. According to the NYPD Commissioner, it appears that the attack was made "in the name of ISIS."
Axar.az reports that "he's a depraved coward is what he is, and he was associated with ISIS [Daesh], and he was radicalized domestically, and he's a depraved coward," Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York state, said in an interview with CNN.
He added that the evidence shows that after Saipov came to the US he started to "become informed about ISIS [Daesh] and radical Islamic tactics."
It was earlier reported that eyewitnesses told the police that upon stepping out of the truck, Saipov yelled "Allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is Great." He also left a handwritten note in the truck used to commit the attack pledging allegiance to Daesh, according to multiple published reports citing senior law enforcement officials.
Earlier, Cuomo said that the incident was a "lone wolf" attack and that there was no evidence it was part of a wider plan.
Saipov was shot by police officers and was then taken to hospital. He is currently in custody and is expected to recover from his wounds.
The attack has claimed the lives of eight people, including several foreign nationals, and left 11 injured. It is the deadliest act of terror in New York since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.The perpetrator has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek national, who reportedly came to the United States in 2010.
2017.11.01 / 19:42