The terrorist attack in New Zealand mass shooting on Friday, in two mosques,Christchurch, has recorded Forty-nine people dead and more than 20 are seriously injured.
A second mosque was also targeted in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a well-planned “terrorist attack” making for “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
“We were chosen (because) we represent diversity, kindness compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it and those values, I can assure you, will not and cannot be shaken by this attack,
The country’s police commissioner, Mike Bush, said in an evening news conference that 41 people had been killed at Al Noor Mosque and seven at Linwood Mosque, and that a further victim had died at Christchurch Hospital.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush has advised the Islamic community to stay away from places of worship because they “cannot presume that the danger is gone.”
The police said that four people, including three men and one woman, had been taken into custody. Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia said that one of them was Australian.
Violent crime is rare in New Zealand, compared to the rest of the world. The country’s murder rate fell to a 40-year low of 35 in 2017, police said, seven deaths for every 1 million people.