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Greater Manchester Police apologises for chanting "Allahu Akbar” during mock drill


London, May 11: The Greater Manchester Police has offered an apology for shouting "Allahu Akbar" during a mock attack, media reported.

The police staged a mock attack featuring a bomber shouting "Allahu Akbar" drew criticism for racial stereotyping. The mock attack was staged to check the response of emergency services, reported the BBC.

Greater Manchester Police apologises

Around 800 volunteers participated in the overnight drill at the Trafford Centre to make it as realistic as possible.

Greater Manchester Police apologises

The use of a "Muslim terrorist" during the mock attack was also criticised by the Manchester peace activist Dr Erinma Bell.

"A terrorist can be anyone" and "we need to move away from stereotypes", she was quoted as saying.

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