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New York terror attack: What we know so far

Eight people have died following a terror attack near the World Trade Centre in Manhattan. Here is what we know so far:

A truck careered down a busy New York cycle path, killing eight people and leaving more than a dozen injured at around 3pm local time (7pm GMT).

Two adults and two children were hurt after the truck hit a yellow school bus.

The driver, 29, was shot by police after jumping out of the rented vehicle with two fake guns. He was taken to hospital in police custody.

A paintball gun and a pellet gun were found at the scene, police said.

A law enforcement official said the van driver shouted "Allahu akbar".

New York mayor Bill de Blasio described the attack as "a particularly cowardly act of terror" that was "aimed at innocent civilians going about their daily lives" and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said it was a "lone wolf" attack.

President Donald Trump tweeted: "In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person", adding: "NOT IN THE U.S.A.!" He later said on Twitter: "We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!"

Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted: "Appalled by this cowardly attack, my thoughts are with all affected. Together we will defeat the evil of terrorism. UK stands with #NYC."

The suspect has been named as Sayfullo Saipov. Officers said he was injured but expected to live.

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