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New Zealand: More Than 40 People Killed As Terrorists Open Fire On Two Mosques


Scene from the New Zealand shooting (Photo Credit: Insider)

Terrorists Attack Mosques In New Zealand

At least forty-nine people have been killed and many others injured as terrorists carried out shootings in two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch.

The two mosques were full of worshippers who came for the Friday prayers before gunmen carried out the mass shootings, Naija News understands.

The two known targets were the Masjid Al Noor in central Christchurch, and a second mosque in suburban Linwood.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern while addressing a news conference, said the mosque shootings appear to have been a well-planned “terrorist attack”.

“This is, and will be, one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” Ardern said.

The prime minister further revealed that two explosive devices attached to suspect vehicles were found and have been successfully disarmed by security operatives.

Meanwhile, Mike Bush, New Zealand police commissioner said four people (three men and one woman) have been arrested while the investigation is ongoing.

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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am