8 people killed on Tuesday when motorist drove onto pedestrian path in Manhattan

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has condemned Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York that claimed the lives of at least eight people.

The victims were killed when a motorist drove onto a pedestrian and cycling path near the West Side Highway in Manhattan in what U.S. official described as an "act of terror”.

In a statement, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry wrote: “We are deeply saddened by the terror attack that took place in New York City on the 31st of October.”

“We strongly condemn the attack and extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the attack," it added.

Six of the deceased, all males, died at the scene. Two more victims died in a local hospital, Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said at a news conference. More than a dozen others were injured.

Media reports that cited law enforcement sources identified the suspect as Sayfullo Saipov, 29, from Uzbekistan, who entered the U.S. in 2010.

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