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    Pakistani PM Announces National Award for Man Who Died Trying to Stop NZ Gunman

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    Deadly Attack on Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (61)

    The deadly massacre in two mosques rocked New Zealand's eastern city of Christchurch on Friday, leaving 50 killed and dozens injured.

    Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that heroic Pakistani national Rashid Naeem, who died after trying to stop the New Zealand attacker, will be given a national award.

    Imran Khan also announced aid for the families of the nine Pakistani victims in the shootings.

    ​Rashid, a resident of Jinnahabad in Abbottabad and a professor in New Zealand, was at the Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch when gunman Tarrant attacked the worshippers.

    His son, 22-year-old Talha Naeem, was also killed by the shooter inside the mosque. 

    READ MORE: NZ Mosque Shooter's Gun Club Was Reported Over Members' 'Homicidal Fantasies'

    On Friday, 28-year-old Australian gunman and self-described terrorist Brenton Tarrant murdered 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch.

    New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the shooting a terrorist act, saying it was the country's "darkest day".

    Deadly Attack on Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (61)


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