Jacinda Ardern says suspect in Christchurch attack meant to continue attack


The Pacific has reacted with sadness and shown solidarity for New Zealand after at least 49 people were killed in shootings at two Christchurch mosques yesterday. "There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque", he said.

Two other people remain in custody, although their link to the attack is not clear.

Amid the tragedy and outpouring of grief, New Zealand's people have come together.

Tarrant was hit with one count of murder for the two mass shootings during the court appearance on Saturday morning local time. One person was later released.

It is a dark day for those who care about the law, acceptance and freedom of religion said Jeffrey Rosenthal, co-chairman of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

"The regulation of guns in New Zealand is categorised as restrictive", say the authors of the database.

He was identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, reported CNN. New Zealand's police commissioner, Mike Bush, said they were "working through" whether one or both of them had any involvement in this incident.

The prime minister said the attack reflected "extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand".

Tarrant was arrested in a auto, which police said was carrying improvised explosive devices, 36 minutes after they were first called.

"I'm also in the same building as the people bringing him to justice", she said. "People who were there for my engagement - dead", Ali told the news outlet.

"There may be people that would have Islamophobic tendencies or thoughts", he said. That was when an Uzbek man drove a truck into a crowd of people in Stockholm, killing five. He said one was slightly injured.

"My children live here". "I just don't understand it".

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A video that was apparently livestreamed by the shooter shows the attack in horrifying detail. Two mosques were targeted in the attack. In addition to the 49 killed at the two mosques, dozens of others were wounded or are missing.

After going back outside and shooting a woman there, he got back in his vehicle where a song can be heard blasting. The singer bellows, "I am the god of hellfire!" and the gunman drives off before police even arrive. The video then cuts out. Forty-one people were killed at one mosque, and seven people were killed at the second mosque. One person taken to a hospital died from injuries sustained during the attack. "Prayers go out to the victims and families whose lives have forever changed because of this senseless attack".

New Zealand's ambassador-designate to the U.S., Rosemary Banks, told NPR that authorities are "convinced this particular event is over". He said he has donated to many nationalist groups, but claimed not to be a direct member of any organisation.

Indian officials have not said whether the nine were believed to be living in Christchurch.

New Zealand has in the past tried to tighten firearm laws, but a strong gun lobby and culture of hunting has stymied such efforts.

New Zealand is generally considered to be a welcoming country for migrants and refugees. He was living in Dunedin, a seaside city south of Christchurch, has traveled around the world and spent sporadic periods in New Zealand.

Christchurch is a city of about 400,000 residents, still recovering from a massive quake in 2011 that killed 187 people.

Batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted "entire team got saved from active shooters".

"Please pray for me and for my daughter".

The Minneapolis Police Department will also be giving more attention to mosques and places of worship following the mass shootings.

He compared it to a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh that killed 11 people last October, deadly attacks on churches in Egypt by Islamic State and an attack by a far-right Israeli gunman on a West Bank mosque in 1994 that killed 29 people.

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