49 killed in Christchurch mosque attack, one person charged

Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday a witness said. Police have not yet described the scale

49 killed in Christchurch mosque attack, one person charged

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described the shootings as a "well-planned terrorist attack", and said this is one of the country's "darkest days".

The known targets so far were the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch where the death toll has surpassed 40, as well as a second mosque in suburban Linwood, police said.

48 people were taken to Christchurch hospital, and 20 of them were in a critical condition.

The attacks happened shortly before 2pm on Friday. "There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque".

"I have now had the opportunity to be fully briefed with the details of the unprecedented events that took place in Christchurch this afternoon.

The NYPD sees no New York City connection to the tragedy in New Zealand at this time, but we nevertheless stand prepared to protect the people in all of our communities", NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill added.

Bush said that police had also defused 'a number of IEDs (explosive devices) attached to vehicles'. Police said multiple fatalities had occurred at two mosques, but it was unclear how many attackers were involved.

Forty-nine people are dead and at least 50 more are seriously injured following an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, March 15.

Tamim Iqbal tweeted: "Entire team got saved from active shooters!"

The defence force are now transporting additional police staff to the region.

The country's national security threat level alert was lifted from low" to "high'. That includes at our borders. New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting: Bangladesh Cricket Team Unhurt, Tamim Iqbal Tweets About Safety. Jet services both domestically and internationally are continuing to operate. This act was not a reflection of who we are as a nation.

People across New Zealand are expressing their condolences to the victims. "I think we've had a long tenure of political stability over the last ten or so years." he said. "Calderdale Council's thoughts with all those affected". Christchurch was their home.

A manifesto posted online claiming responsibility for the attack is believed to have been written by suspected shooter, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, is still being probed by police in New Zealand.

AFP downloaded the video and took screenshots of the Twitter account before they went inactive. The place they were raising their families.

Authorities have not elaborated on who they detained. A place where it was safe to practice their culture and religion. "This isn't who we are".

"Those values, I can assure you will not and cannot be shaken by this attack".

"I stand in sympathy and solidarity with the Muslim community in Peterborough".

Pakistan president Imran Khan said he was shocked and strongly condemned the attack. It's also requesting extra police patrols at their mosque in Old Irving Park, their education center in Morton Grove, and their campus in Skokie.

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