“It was a terrorist attack”; Canadian PM vows to fight far-right groups after brutal killing of Muslim family

“It was a terrorist attack”; Canadian PM vows to fight far-right groups after brutal killing of Muslim family “It was a terrorist attack”; Canadian PM vows to fight far-right groups after brutal killing of Muslim family

Ontario: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to far-right groups following the brutal killing of four members of a Pakistani origin Muslim family in the city of London, Ontario.

Addressing gathering in the House of Commons after observing a moment of silence, Trudeau called it a “terrorist attack motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities."

On the other hand, rows of freshly cut flowers were placed on the grass at the entrance of the London Muslim Mosque to express solidarity with Muslim community.

On Sunday, four members of a Muslim family were killed in a hit and run in Canada.

The attack took place in the city of London, Ontario province where a man struck and killed four pedestrians with his truck in a suspected premeditated hate crime.

The victims including a man (46), two women-aged 74 and 44 along a teenage girl (15) did not sustained injuries and died on the spot.

A 9-year old boy was in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, the family’s only survivor

Police arrested a man named Nathaniel Veltman, 20, in a parking lot about three-tenths of a mile (500 meters) from the mosque. He was wearing a body-armor type of vest. Veltman, who is white, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Authorities are reviewing possible terrorism charges.

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