49 killed in Christchurch mosque attack, one person charged

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The 1 NEWS broadcaster reported, citing an Australian police source, that the shooter was Brenton Tarrant from the city of Grafton in Australia's eastern New South Wales state.

"I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen", Morrison told reporters in Sydney on Friday.

"Harrowing news from New Zealand overnight" said EU Council president Donald Tusk. "Given the small size of New Zealand, and give that it grounds itself on peace and justice, the impact of it is just heightened".

The place they actively came to, and committed to.

Police found two explosive devices attached to the suspects' vehicles, which have since been disarmed. They did not immediately say whether the same person was responsible for both shootings.

Three men and a woman were detained.

"I begun planning an attack roughly two years in advance and an attack at the location in Christchurch three months in advance (sic)", he wrote. Flowers, candles and notes have been placed near the mosques where the shooting took place. He said a key focus for the NYPD is what connections - if any - the suspect may have with the United States. "There have been some absolute acts of bravery". More than 20 were seriously wounded in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a "terrorist attack".

A spokeswoman for the police said: "Following on from the horrific attacks on mosques in New Zealand we will be conducting reassurance patrols at mosques across the county".

The Bangladesh cricket team - which had been in Christchurch for a test match against New Zealand that was later cancelled - all escaped without injury.

The manifesto said he carried out the attack "to show the invaders that our lands will never be their lands, our homeland are our own and that, as long as a white man still lives, they will NEVER conquer our lands and they will never replace our people". He said he was inspired by Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik.

Luton has extended a wave of sympathy to New Zealand following shocking news at least 49 people were shot dead in terror attacks outside two mosques. Peneha then went into the mosque to help the victims.

In the video, the shooter parks his auto next to the mosque and gets out of the vehicle with a rifle.

Journalist Chris Lynch, a radio host on New Zealand station ZB Radio, told CNN that one of the shootings had occurred at "the biggest mosque in all of Christchurch".

The Daily Mail has a 17 minute video of the terrorist
The Daily Mail has a 17 minute video of the terrorist

The video shows the gunman then driving off at high speed and firing from his auto.

Players and members of the team's coaching staff were reportedly on their bus, approaching the Al Noor mosque when the shooting broke out.

The framing of the video, which shows only the gunman's hands holding the gun as he shoots and reloads, is eerily similar to the style of a first-person shooter video game.

Peneha, who lives next door to the mosque, said after the gunman drove away, he went into the mosque to try and help.

"The content of the video is disturbing and will be harmful for people to see", he said. "It's unbelievably nutty. I don't understand how anyone could do this to these people, to anyone". There were reports of armed police at a second mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

Forty-one people were killed at the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, New Zealand's Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Friday evening local time. It is unclear where the remaining victim died.

Young children were among 48 people being treated at Christchurch Hospital. (TVNZ/via Reuters TV)What's known about the suspect?

An area of Christchurch near where the shootings happened is named Peterborough, after Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Tarrant has been charged with murder.

- Migrants and refugees appeared to be most affected by the shootings. The right-wing extremist outlined his motives for the attack, saying he wanted to "create an atmosphere of fear" and to "incite violence" against Muslims.

He portrayed himself as a racist and a fascist and raged against non-Westerners, but said China is the nation that most aligns with his political and social values.

A Twitter account with the handle @brentontarrant posted on Wednesday images of a rifle and other military gear decorated with names and messages connected to white nationalism.

Police said they have mobilized every national police resource to respond to the incident.

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