PESHAWAR, 1 November: Eight people were killed and 11 injured when a man drove a rented truck onto a busy bicycle path in Lower Manhattan, New York city, on Tuesday.

The US security officials said it was an act of terror. The suspect, identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic, was shot injured by the security personnel and arrested. Security sources said a note was found in the truck of the suspect which had a reference of militant organisation Islamic State. The suspect came to the US from Uzbekistan in 2010.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said innocent people were targeted in the terrorist attack. He said the attacked aimed to deter the resolve of the US people. However, he said, such attacks cannot deter the resolve of people. He said it was a painful day for the people of the city.