New Zealand Mosque shooting: 49 dead, 20 wounded

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand

Authorities in New Zealand have confirmed the death of 49 Muslims and 20 more injured in an attack in two mosques in the city of Christchurch

Two men and one woman were arrested after the shooting, but police have confirmed that one suspect want involved in the shooting.

New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush said “multiple fatalities” were recorded at two locations, a number of firearms recovered and one suspect in his late twenties will be charged with murder. The suspect is to appear in court on Saturday morning.

“We have recovered a number of firearms from the scenes of both incidents,” he affirmed.

Responding about the attack, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,”

Police reports showed that the first attack came from the Al Noor mosque, located in central Christchurch while the second mosque attack happened at Linwood.

Further, police say that they defused a number of explosive devices attached to vehicles around the suburbs of Linwood.

Following the attacks, an international cricket match between Bangladesh and New Zealand was cancelled days before the match.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attacks calling them deplorable and the latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia

The Pakistan PM Imran Khan also condemned the attacks saying that terrorism does not have a religion.