London, Ontario truck attack

2021 killing in Canada

On June 6, 2021, a man drove a truck into a Muslim Pakistani Canadian family at an intersection in London, Ontario, Canada.[1] Four people were killed, and another was wounded, all from the same family.[2]

The killing has been called a terrorist attack caused by Islamophobia by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.[3]

Police charged 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.[4] They believe he planned the attack in advance.[5]

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said it was a terrorist attack.[6]

References change

  1. "Man suspected of killing Canadian Muslim family was motivated by hate -police". June 7, 2021.
  2. Gillies, Rob (2021-06-07). "Canadian police say family run down targeted as Muslims". The Washington Post. AP. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  3. "'This was a terrorist attack,' PM Trudeau says as MPs pay tribute to family killed in London, Ont". CTV News.
  4. Lamoureux, Mack (2021-06-07). "Muslim Family Killed in 'Hate-Motivated' Attack, Canadian Police Say". Vice. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  5. "Canadian man who killed four with truck targeted Muslims, police say". The Guardian. 2021-06-07. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  6. Imran Khan [@ImranKhanPTI] (June 8, 2021). "Saddened to learn of the killing of a Muslim Pakistani-origin Canadian family in London, Ontario. This condemnable act of terrorism reveals the growing Islamophobia in Western countries. Islamophobia needs to be countered holistically by the international community" (Tweet) – via Twitter.