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Death toll in New Zealand mosque shootings rises to 49

17 March 2019

In her statement to the nation, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had termed the Friday's terror attacks on mosques as one of New Zealand's 'darkest days'.

New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush said, "Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high".

He has not been officially named, but Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was an Australian citizen, and described him as "an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist". "Two explosive devices attached to suspects' vehicles have been found and they have been disarmed", she added.

President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by phone that the United States stood in solidarity with New Zealand.

The gunman sprayed innocent worshipers inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch for more than two minutes before running back out to the street, where he takes aim at people down the sidewalk before returning to his auto for a different weapon.

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Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal also tweeted and said, "Pakistan condemns the tragic terrorist incident in New Zealand".

Tamim Iqbal tweeted: "Entire team got saved from active shooters!" One other died at Christchurch Hospital. "I think we've had a long tenure of political stability over the last ten or so years." he said.

"I know our communities will be thinking of those who have lost their lives and that they will pray for those who have been lost; their grieving families and for those who have been injured". Most of those who were at the mosques at the time of the shooting were migrants and refugees.

One man will appear at a Christchurch court on Saturday. He then witnessed people running from the mosque completely terrorized.

Seven people were killed during this attack.

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The incident further heightened tensions at the flashpoint site, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and gold-topped Dome of the Rock. Palestinian worshippers have been entering the site despite an Israeli order that it should stay closed.

Our worldwide 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 then replies: "Just a ordinary White man, 28 years old".

Asked about the attackers not being on intelligence agency watchlists, she says it is an indication they "had not acted in a way that warranted it".

Christchurch remains in lockdown with the authorities urging anyone planning to visit a mosque in New Zealand to refrain from doing so.

Armed police following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019.

At least 49 people were gunned down dead in two mosques in New Zealand.

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In the video that was apparently livestreamed, the gunman spends more than two minutes inside the mosque spraying terrified worshippers with bullets again and again, sometimes firing at people he has already cut down. "The person who has perpetrated these acts is not". People in centre of the city should stay indoors, police said. At least 20 people were wounded and a further 49 killed in shootings in Christchurch.

Death toll in New Zealand mosque shootings rises to 49