UK's Sunak says at least 6 British citizens killed in Israel

A further ten are missing, some of whom are feared to be among the dead, says the British prime minister

Reuters
Published : 16 Oct 2023, 03:23 PM
Updated : 16 Oct 2023, 03:23 PM

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday at least six UK citizens had been killed after Hamas militants attacked Israel nine days ago, characterising the incident as a "pogrom."

"We should call it by its name. It was a pogrom," Sunak said of the attack.

"The terrible nature of these attacks means it is proving difficult to identify many of the deceased but with a heavy heart I can inform the House (of Commons) that at least six British citizens were killed, a further ten are missing, some of whom are feared to be among the dead."