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PoliticsWhite House condemns 'vicious act of hate' in New Zealand mosque attacks

14:00  15 march  2019
14:00  15 march  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, some casualties, witness tells media

Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, some casualties, witness tells media New Zealand police deployed armed officers in central Christchurch on Friday after reports that several shots had been fired, police said, and witnesses at a mosque told media of several casualties. People in center of the city should stay indoors, police said. Police officials did not immediately comment on whether the incident took place in the mosque or nearby. There is no official confirmation on casualties. Media said shots had been fired near a mosque and a witness told broadcaster One News that he had seen three people lying on the ground, bleeding outside the building.

Police have asked mosques to close across New Zealand . All updates in Universal Coordinated "To me, there is a clear link between their politics of hate and this sickening, senseless violence in He also expressed admiration for US President Donald Trump "as a symbol of renewed white identity." Students in New Zealand and Australia have walked out of class to begin a global school strike

New Zealand : New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark stated "It's the sort of thing the worst movie Arroyo also ordered the Philippine consulate in New York to search and confirm Filipino casualties of Pakistan: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf condemned the attacks . Some Islamic clerics in a

White House condemns 'vicious act of hate' in New Zealand mosque attacks © MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images Flowers are placed on the front steps of the Wellington Masjid mosque in Kilbirnie in Wellington on March 15, 2019, after a shooting incident at two mosques in Christchurch. - Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead on March 15, with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

The White House on Friday condemned the mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left at least 49 people dead.

"The United States strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Friday morning.

She continued, "We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate."

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"We're going to stay vigilant," a local worshipper said.

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