O’Neill: Manchester terror attack cowardly and disgusting

THE Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has expressed deep concern and outrage following multiple deaths and injuries in the British city of Manchester early this week.

Following the terror attack, Mr O’Neill said the resources of the international community must be utilised to bring those behind the attack to justice.

“The cowards who would perpetrate such a sickening attack cannot claim to represent any religion or any legitimate cause,” he said.

“Many of the victims were children, with their full lives ahead of them, who have been murdered in such a disgusting and brutal act.

“The people of Papua New Guinea offer our prayers, and our hopes of survival for those injured.

“We extend our sincere sympathies and condolences to the families of those who were killed, particularly the families of the young children.

“Papua New Guinea stands with our partners in the international community to strengthen action to deal with and prevent terrorist acts around the world, and to hunt down the people who take part in or sponsor terrorist activities.”

Mr O’Neill said the PNG Foreign Affairs is working with counterparts in the British government to confirm that no Papua New Guinean citizens were affected by the attack.

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