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US NewsMass shootings in New Zealand: What we know so far

08:45  15 march  2019
08:45  15 march  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Police have responded to reports of a mass shooting at the Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch on Friday afternoon, with reports of multiple fatalities and injuries. An active shooter is still at large, say police, with more shots heard at other locations after the initial incident. A car with explosives inside

Earlier, New Zealand ’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the Christchurch mass shooting as one of the country’s “darkest days”, stressing that “I would never have expected anything like this to happen in Christchurch, I'd never expect this to happen in New Zealand ”, Dalziel said as quoted by

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A number of people have died in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers in New Zealand.

Here is what we know so far:

:: Two mosques in Christchurch were targeted, with the deadliest shooting unfolding at the Al Noor mosque in the city centre.

Mass shootings in New Zealand: What we know so far © Getty The shooting happened on Friday afternoon

:: Police say the number of people killed is "significant", but the exact number of victims is unclear.

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:: Witnesses said the shooting at the Al Noor mosque lasted for 20 minutes, with the gunman going from room to room.

:: Three men and one woman are in custody, and police say there may be other attackers at large.

Mass shootings in New Zealand: What we know so far © Getty Police direct traffic at a road junction following the shootings

:: One of the arrested suspects is Australian, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison confirmed.

:: A number of improvised explosive devices strapped to vehicles have been made safe.

:: Large parts of Christchurch were placed in lockdown following the shootings, including schools. Police are now beginning to gradually lift these restrictions.

Mass shootings in New Zealand: What we know so far © Getty A police officer attends the scene of a mass shooting in Christchurch

:: Mosques nationally have been told to shut their doors, with worshippers warned not to visit until further notice.

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The Latest: Pakistan's prime minister condemns mosque attack Pakistan's prime minister has condemned attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, saying he blames rising Islamophobia. Imran Khan wrote Friday on Twitter that "terrorism does not have a religion." He added: "I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11 where Islam & 1.3 bn Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim."Pakistani officials say there are no Pakistani citizens among the dead. © The Associated Press Police keep watch at a park across the road from a a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.

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:: Footage on social media appears to show a gunman live-streaming as he entered a mosque with his weapon drawn.

:: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said it is "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

Mass shootings in New Zealand: What we know so far © Sky News Screen Grab The Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch. Pic: Google Street View

:: Bangladesh's cricket team was approaching the mosque for Friday prayers at the time of the shooting at the Al Noor mosque.

:: Police are still treating the incident as ongoing, and the public is still being urged to stay indoors.


New Zealand falls silent in tribute to the 50 people killed in the Christchurch massacre – as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gathers with thousands outside Al Noor mosque to join Muslim prayers.
New Zealand falls silent in tribute to the 50 people killed in the Christchurch massacre – as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gathers with thousands outside Al Noor mosque to join Muslim prayers

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