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Pres. Sirleaf consoles UK after terrorist attack

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a condolence message to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, following a terror attack in Westminister on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Four people, including the terrorist himself, Khalid Masood, died in the attack when he rammed a rental car onto the sidewalk on Westminister Bridge. Masood then stabbed an unarmed police officer as he stood guard at Carriage Gates, an entrance into a paved courtyard frequently used by Members of Parliament and staff. Twenty-nine people were injured requiring hospital treatment; while some remain critically ill.

A Foreign Ministry release quotes President Sirleafas saying she was shocked and saddened by the terror attack and on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia and in her own name, affirmed her repugnance toward such barbaric and atrocious actions.

Mrs. Sirleaf extended deepest solidarity with the entire nation and people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, especially the families of those severely hurt by this accident and hoped that the people of the UK will be further strengthened and united so that their shared resolve in the global fight against terrorism and extremism remain vibrant.

“As we collaborate in this global fight, let me reassure you of Liberia’s continued commitment to global initiatives aimed at maintaining a safe, happy and prosperous world,” President Sirleaf reiterated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

She then prayed that God will grant the people of the United Kingdom the fortitude to endure this heartbreaking attack as she again expressed Liberia’s deepest condolence.

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