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Qatar condemns deadly attack near UK Parliament


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Qatar’s foreign ministry has denounced a deadly attack in London yesterday that left four people dead and 29 others injured.

In what British officials are calling a terrorist act, an assailant mowed down several people while driving an SUV on Westminster Bridge.

He then stabbed and killed a police officer outside of Parliament before being shot to death by other officers.

An investigation is now underway about the attack.

Rejecting violence

In a statement, MOFA said Qatar rejects violence in “all its forms regardless of its motives as well as all criminal acts that contradict with humanitarian principles and international law.”

It added that Qatar supports the UK government in whatever actions it takes to maintain the country’s security.

On Twitter, Qatar’s foreign minister also weighed in, saying:

Following a meeting about ISIS in the US yesterday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani also commented on terrorism:

The UK is a key ally of Qatar, whose sovereign wealth fund owns a great deal of property in and around London.

Earlier this week, it announced a ban on most electronics onboard aircraft headed to the country from the Middle East over concerns of a terrorist threat.

The ban mirrored one imposed by the US hours earlier, but exempts Qatar and the UAE.


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