Georgia Condemns Terror Attack in London

World leaders have condemned late Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London, which left five people dead and at least 40 injured. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said that Georgia and Georgians will always stand by the civilized world in the fight against terrorism.

“I am deeply concerned by information on what seems to be terrorist attack near the UK  parliament in London. Our thoughts are with the victims and families,” the PM tweeted.

President Margvelashvili also released a statement regarding the attack. “I am deeply outraged by the terrorist incident at Westminster Palace. We strongly condemn all forms of terrorism and stand in solidarity with the UK,” the president of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, stated.

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry said that no Georgians are reported among the deceased or injured in the incident.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia condemns terrorism in all its forms and conveys its condolences to the families of terrorism victims, as well as to the government of the United Kingdom, wishing speedy recovery to those who were injured as a result of the incident,” the statement of the MFA reads.

According to BBC, the incident happened late on Wednesday in London. Five people have died, and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along the pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman, and was shot dead by police on the grounds of Parliament.

“Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism at the Metropolitan Police, Mark Rowley, said they think they know who he is and that he was inspired by international and Islamist-related terrorism but gave no further details,” BBC reports.

Rowley said hundreds of detectives worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.

Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster according to police.


By Thea Morrison


23 March 2017 12:42