Multiple deaths in shooting at Mosque

Saul Bowman
Марта 17, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has said the attack will go down in history as one of the country's darkest days.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has said four people have been arrested - three men and one woman.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city, ARY News reported.

Two explosives attached to the suspects' cars were discovered and disarmed.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called the shootings an "unprecedented act of violence". One of the men was later charged with murder, and two others remained in custody, though their role in the attacks was not clear.

A spokeswoman for the police said: "Following on from the horrific attacks on mosques in New Zealand we will be conducting reassurance patrols at mosques across the county".

Emergency services personnel transport a stretcher carrying a person at a hospital, after reports that several shots had been fired, in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019, in this still image taken from video. "I couldn't put it into words how I'm feeling right now", Williams said.

Police are warning people on social media about the distressing video which captured 17-minutes of the attack.

"I've been in contact with my Australian colleagues - they have no information on them at all either", he said.

Mass shootings are rare in New Zealand, which tightened its gun laws to restrict access to semi-automatic rifles in 1992, two years after a mentally ill man shot dead 13 people in the South Island town of Aramoana.

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One man outside the mosque said that he prayed that the gunman would "run out of bullets".

The identities of the victims - further nationalities could be among the casualties, with Afghan and Malaysian government confirming nationals injured in the attack. "It's unbelievably nutty. I don't understand how anyone could do this to these people, to anyone".

Our global network of United Kingdom counter terrorism officers will be ready to support our counterparts in New Zealand in responding to and investigating this appalling attack. He said he was a 28-year-old white Australian.

New Zealand Police provided an update on the investigation, announcing that evacuations had been ordered at a residence in the city of Dunedin. None of the suspects were on a police watchlist. Among them were the Bangladesh national cricket team, in New Zealand for a test match.

In 2010 and 2011 the city suffered a series of devastating earthquakes, with the most destructive at 6.3 magnitude, which killed almost 200 people and destroyed thousands of buildings.

In full, Her Majesty said: "I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch today".

"My thoughts, and I'm sure the thoughts of all New Zealanders, are with those who have been affected, and also with their families".

There is heightened security, so we can assure people of their safety and the police are working hard to ensure people are able to move around their city safely.

Police block the road near the shooting at a mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.

"Horrified to hear of Christchurch mosque shootings".

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