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New York shooting: Donald Trump tweets 'Not in the USA!', says Islamic State must not be allowed to return

New York: America must not let Islamic State jihadists return to or enter the United States after they are beaten overseas, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, hours after a deadly New York attack.

"We must not allow Islamic State to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!" Trump tweeted.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the attack an "act of terror" but authorities have not definitively linked the suspect who was detained afterward to Islamic State.

Eight people were killed and numerous others wounded when the suspect rammed a pickup truck into pedestrians in Lower Manhattan and collided with a school bus, officials said.

The president tweeted out condolences and prayers for the victims' families. He also changed the display image on his Twitter profile to a photograph of the New York City skyline.

Trump earlier decried the attack as an act of madness.

"In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person," Trump tweeted.

"Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!"

Islamic State has been dealt a string of defeats across Iraq and Syria in recent months, with authorities worried that fleeing foreign fighters might return home.


Published Date: Nov 01, 2017 07:07 AM | Updated Date: Nov 01, 2017 09:55 AM

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