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No Georgian victims in London terror attack

By Gvantsa Gabekhadze
Tuesday, June 6
No Georgians have been reported among the dead or injured in a terror attack in London on June 4, which left seven dead and 48 injured.

Three attackers were shot dead by eight officers who fired 50 bullets in London, while twelve others were arrested in the wake of the deadly attack on civilians.

A van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST on Saturday. Three men then got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market, the BBC reported.

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry said Georgian citizens can either call the Georgian Embassy in Great Britain and Northern Ireland for assistance or information at +44 7872 064830, or use the hotline of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Georgian capital of Tbilisi at +995 32 294 50 50.

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned about the recent terrorist attack in London targeting innocent people.

“I offer my heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims, the British Government and people. In this hour of sorrow and anguish, our thoughts and prayers are with the British people,” Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said in a specially released letter.

Georgia’s President, Giorgi Margvelashvili, wrote: “I am deeply outraged over the brutal terrorist incidents in London. Georgia stands with the British people and government in solidarity.”

A special statement was also aired by Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, who wrote that his thoughts were with the victims of the terrorist attack.

“We should stand united and not allow terrorists to create fear around us,” Janelidze stated.