Massacre in Manhattan: 8 killed, 11 injured in New York terrorist attack

08:46 AM | 1 Nov, 2017
Massacre in Manhattan: 8 killed, 11 injured in New York terrorist attack
NEW YORK – At least eight people were killed and 11 injured after a truck driver mowed down cyclists and pedestrians before hitting a school bus in New York on Tuesday.

Following the deadly strike, a 29-year-old driver came out of the pickup carrying weapons identified as paintball gun and pellet gun to hit the people around. The incident took place new West Side of Lower Manhattan, close to schools where children and parent gathered to celebrate Halloween.

However, the attacker named by media as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national was shot by police officer and arrested. Saipov is an immigrant who got settled in the US in 2010 and living in Florida.

CBS News quoting a security sources claimed a writing note was also recovered from the vehicle related to Islamic State.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says “This was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them”.

He added: "We know that this action was intended to break our spirit. But we also know that New Yorkers are strong, New Yorkers are resilient and our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence and an act meant to intimidate us."

President Donald Trump condemned the attack and called the attacker as “very sick” and a “deranged person”.

Trump in another tweet say, "We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, out country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enought!".

According to police, the attacker , who was currently staying in New Jersey, had got the Home Deport pickup on rent and drove it down a bike lane before ramming into a school bus in which four injured including two children.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the attack and said that they are observing the situation in New York City closely. He also expressed condolence to the families.

It is feared that post-attack environment would be hard on Muslim community in the US as the previous policies of Donald Trump provides base to the suspicions.

After being elected as president, Trump had imposed travel ban on six countries, where majority is Muslim, saying the steps were being taken to ensure the citizens of America.

Vehicles as Weapons

It is notable that use of vehicles by IS militants during previous attacks in Europe proved lethal weapons. For authorities, it is extremely difficult to know where it could take place as there is no use of explosive or weapons in such attacks.

The IS militants are using the tactic widely from 2008 after several attacks in Israel.
On August 17, at least 13 people were killed after a driver deliberately rammed a van into people near Barcelona's La Rambla.

In March, five people were killed and scores injured after a 52-year-old British convert to Islam, Khalid Masood drove into crows on Westminster Bridge in London.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check latest rates here

Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.

Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 6 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.7  286.75 
Euro EUR 309  312 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 361  364 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.6 78.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.58 766.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.41 41.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.49 36.84
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 923.13 932.13
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.36 79.06
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.09 8.24

Gold price sees major drop in Pakistan; Check today gold rates - 6 Dec 2023

KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 6 December 2023

On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100. 

Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.

In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Karachi PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Islamabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Peshawar PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Quetta PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sialkot PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Attock PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujranwala PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Jehlum PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Multan PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Bahawalpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujrat PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nawabshah PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Chakwal PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Hyderabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nowshehra PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sargodha PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Faisalabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Mirpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625


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