The gunman described his actions as a "terrorist act" and his social media accounts were blocked after he published an extremist manifesto and live-streamed the shooting on Facebook.
The death toll has risen to 49 in Christchurch, after a man armed with an automatic weapon targeted two mosques in the city on Friday. The police reportedly have one murder suspect in custody; three other people have been detained but their involvement in the attack remains unclear.
The news comes in the wake of deadly shootings in the city of Christchurch at two mosques. According to the New Zealand prime minister, the "terrorist attack" was "well-planned."
At least 49 people were reportedly killed and dozens more injured when a gunman went on shooting spree at two mosques in New Zealand.
Police have arrested four people following attacks that took place in two Muslim places of worship in Christchurch on Friday afternoon (local time). The suspected shooter reportedly wrote in a 'manifesto' that he'd carried out the attack to "directly reduce immigration rates to European lands".
According to New Zealand media reports, the suspect in the deadly shootings called himself "Brenton Tarrant" and wrote what was described as a 73-page "manifesto" prior to the Christchurch mosque attacks. Police have yet to confirm the identity of the shooter, while 4 people are in custody.
An Australian man, believed to be 28-year-old man, who calls himself Brenton Tarrant, conducted a mass shooting at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving dozens of people killed. Prior to the shooting, he reportedly wrote a 73-page "manifesto" about his plans.
The country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, immediately held a press conference, where she referred to the incident as "one of New Zealand's darkest days" and an "unprecedented act of violence."
Earlier in the day, mass shootings took place at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, leaving at least 50 people killed and 48 more injured.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - New Zealand's police urged mosques across the country to shut their doors and warned the public to stay indoors in the wake of firearms incidents at two mosques in the city of Christchurch which resulted in multiple casualties.
The viewers of the stream could watch the entire shooting online from beginning to the very end.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The hospital in New Zealand's city of Christchurch is expecting to receive about 40 to 50 injured people after mass shootings at two local mosques, local media reported Friday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Representatives of the United States and South Korea met in Washington on Thursday to discuss efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said on Thursday.
According to Yoshino herself, the contents of her bathroom produce no unpleasant odour due to the way she prepared them, and even shared the recipe with her fans.
An Afghan probe into an airstrike on an Afghan Army base on Wednesday that killed five soldiers has revealed it to be a case of friendly fire by a US-Afghan crew. Meanwhile, US talks with the Taliban militant group have made progress toward an agreement for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
Initial reports suggest that two persons died and according to police, 23 other persons sustained injuries and have been shifted to St George and GT hospitals in Mumbai. At least four of the injured are in critical condition.
India and Pakistan have claimed that Thursday’s meeting on the Kartarpur corridor issue concluded with a significant understanding on operationalising the project. This was the first bilateral meet to discuss the modalities and the draft agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib using the Kartarpur Corridor.
Indian and Pakistani warplanes engaged in an air battle over Kashmir just a day after New Delhi’s alleged attack on a jihadist camp on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control on 26 February. The dogfight led to the downing of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 Bison and a Pakistani F-16.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South Korean prosecutors raided on Thursday offices of the Samsung Group as part of an investigation into suspected accounting fraud on the part of Samsung BioLogics, the company's biopharmaceutical arm, Yonhap news agency reported.
While Pakistani PM Imran Khan has won accolades for facilitating de-escalation of tension with India by unconditionally freeing the captured Indian fighter pilot and by acting against terror outfits, the Indian foreign minister has questioned Khan’s propriety by asking if he would be willing to hand over the terror mastermind Masood Azhar to India.
Earlier this week, Indian defence scientists had successfully tested guided a Pinaka rocket, a weapon system designed to conduct precise strikes at distances of up to 90 kilometres.
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