At least 40 people are feared killed after a gunman opened fire on two mosques in New Zealand’s central Christchurch on Friday. According to local media reports, the shooter reportedly live streamed the entire incident on Facebook.
Earlier, Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the gunman who killed numerous worshipers was a right-wing extremist with Australian citizenship.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the death of 40 people. He He confirmed the death of 40 people and said told a news conference that 20 others were in serious condition after the terrorist attack.
Ardern said: “This is, and will be, one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
He said that it was a well planned attack. . The attacker had planted bombs cars parked outside the mosque.
Witnesses told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the Al Noor mosque. Police said they had four people in custody but they were not sure if others were involved. They also advised people to stay away from mosques.
Following the attack, Bangladesh cricket teams tour of New Zealand has been called off. All the members of the Bangladeshi cricket team were in the mosque when the terrorist fired upon the worshipers. They, however, escaped unhurt.