Attack on Canadian Parliament 'extremely disturbing': Narendra Modi

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Oct 23 2014, 05:50am hrs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight expressed serious concern over the attack on Canadian parliament in Ottawa, terming it as "extremely disturbing."

"The news of attack in Ottawa is extremely disturbing. I pray for everyone's safety", Modi tweeted.

Canada's Parliament came under attack today with a barrage of gunshots fired both inside and outside the building as a soldier was killed in the assault and a man with a rifle was shot dead by security forces.

Parliament Hill came under attack when a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of the building's Centre Block nearby.