‘Extremist’ kills 49 in NZ mosque attacks - News Summed Up

‘Extremist’ kills 49 in NZ mosque attacks


AFP, CHRISTCHURCH, New ZealandA “right-wing extremist” armed with semi-automatic weapons yesterday rampaged through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch during afternoon prayers, killing 49 worshipers and wounding dozens more. “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” Ardern said. Another victim died in a hospital. Police also raided a property in Dunedin, which they believe is linked to the attack, and evacuated nearby residents. Police warned Muslims not to visit mosques “anywhere in New Zealand” in the wake of the Christchurch attacks.


Source: Taipei Times March 15, 2019 15:56 UTC



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