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New Zealand mosque shooting: Watch cops ARREST man in Christchurch

17 March, 2019, 07:29 | Author: Ted Wilson
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Worshippers, possibly dead or wounded, lay huddled on the floor, the video showed.

AFP confirmed the authenticity of the livestreamed video partly by matching the distinctive features at the mosque seen in the footage with images available online.

London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, said the city's Metropolitan Police force would be visible outside mosques.

Police believe one of the arrested may have had nothing to do with the incident and are working to understand what the involvement of the other two people may be.

"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack", Ardern said, addressing the nation.

- 42 people have been injured, two of them critically, including a four year old child. It has been rebuilding since an quake in 2011 killed 185 people and destroyed many downtown buildings.

Funerals were planned on Saturday for some of the victims, several who were born overseas.

In a message on Twitter, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: "I'm horrified by the reports I'm following of the serious shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand".

"As soon as people die we must bury them as soon as possible", Hakim said. "We were chosen for the fact that we are none of these things".

"For those who are watching at home tonight and questioning this, we were chosen coz we are not racist, extremist". We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

New Zealand's National Security Threat has been raised from low to high for the first time in its history.

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Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonisation of Muslims.

Tweeting in English and Turkish, Erdogan said: "On behalf of my country, I offer my condolences to the Islamic world and the people of New Zealand, who have been targeted by this deplorable act".

Police said the shooter had two semi-automatic rifles, two shotguns and another firearm - all purchased legally.

It appears a police vehicle had rammed into it as it is on two wheels.

Facebook said it had deleted the gunman's accounts "shortly after the livestream commenced" after being alerted by police. And a young child who was in a children's hospital in Auckland was also listed as critical.

The visiting Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers at one of the mosques when the shooting started but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters.

In January 2017, six worshipers were killed and nine were injured after an attack on a mosque in Quebec, Canada.

"I condemn the violent, extremist, right-wing terrorist attack that has stolen the lives of so many innocent New Zealanders as they went about their peaceful practice of worship at their mosques in Christchurch today", he added.

Speaking in Brussels, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also condemned the killing, blaming "irresponsible politicians who incite hatred against Muslims and propagate xenophobia".

"My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the disgusting massacre in the Mosques".

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