[Ed. – New York’s enormous attraction for tourists makes it an iffy target for terrorists bent on killing Americans.]
Information about the victims in the deadly truck rampage in downtown Manhattan has started to emerge, with officials identifying the nationalities of some who died.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that five friends from the country — who were in town celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation — were among the dead.
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister for Belgium, wrote on Twitter that at least one the victims was Belgian.
“I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan,” he tweeted. “I express my condolences to the family and friends.”
Reynders told the Belga news agency that the victim was “a woman from Roulers in western Flanders who was on a city trip with her sister and her mother.”
Tuesday’s terror attack left eight people dead and nearly a dozen injured.