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"One of New Zealand's darkest days"- over 40 people die after attack on Mosques in Christchurch "One of New Zealand's darkest days"- over 40 people die after attack on Mosques in Christchurch
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March 15: Three people are in custody after attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 people are confirmed to have died. March 15: Three people are in custody after attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 people are confirmed to have died.
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At least <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039">forty nine people have died</a> and<a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039"> three people have been taken into custody</a> following shootings at <a href="https://apnews.com/ea1a8d5dcc2746fd95e7b5cb0e509949">two mosques</a> in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039"> A 28 years old man will appear in court on March 16 on murder charges.</a>  At least <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039">forty nine people have died</a> and<a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039"> three people have been taken into custody</a> following shootings at <a href="https://apnews.com/ea1a8d5dcc2746fd95e7b5cb0e509949">two mosques</a> in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. <a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039"> A 28 year old man will appear in court on March 16 on murder charges.</a>
<a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque">At around 1:40pm</a> local time on Friday March 15 a gunman entered the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/mar/15/christchurch-shooting-injuries-reported-as-police-respond-to-critical-incident-live">Masjid Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire</a>. Nearby Linwood Mosque was also then <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798">targetted.</a> <a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque">At around 1:40pm</a> local time on Friday March 15 a gunman entered the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/mar/15/christchurch-shooting-injuries-reported-as-police-respond-to-critical-incident-live">Masjid Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire</a>. Nearby Linwood Mosque was also then <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798">targetted.</a>
It has been <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">reported</a> multiple improvised explosive devices located on vehicles have been found and made safe. It has been <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">reported</a> multiple improvised explosive devices located on vehicles have been found and made safe.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">said</a> 41 people died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque, seven at the Linwood Avenue mosque, with another victim later dying in hospital. Police Commissioner Mike Bush <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">said</a> 41 people died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque, seven at the Linwood Avenue mosque, with another victim later dying in hospital.
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister, said the shootings "<a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039">can only be described as a terrorist attack."</a> Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister, said the shootings "<a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&amp;objectid=12213039">can only be described as a terrorist attack."</a>
<a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque">"This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,"</a> said Ms. Ardern. "There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence." <a href="https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque">"This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,"</a> said Ms. Ardern. "There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence."
The 28 year old in custody has been <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">confirmed</a> to be an Australian citizen by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The 28 year old in custody has been <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">confirmed</a> to be an Australian citizen by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Mr. Bush <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">said</a> that four people had initially been arrested under suspicion of being involved with the attacks- of the four, one has been charged with murder, two remain in custody and the other (who was found armed at the scene) may not have been involved in the attack. Mr. Bush <a href="https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/christchurch-shooting-at-mosques-leads-to-multiple-fatalities/10904306">said</a> that four people had initially been arrested under suspicion of being involved with the attacks- of the four, one has been charged with murder, two remain in custody and the other (who was found armed at the scene) may not have been involved in the attack.
The attack on the Al-Noor mosque was<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798"> live-streamed to Facebook by one of the attackers (Footage has since been taken down) together with a "manifesto" of his views.</a> Police have asked that the public respect the victims by not re publishing the footage. The attack on the Al-Noor mosque was<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47578798"> live-streamed to Facebook by one of the attackers (Footage has since been taken down) together with a "manifesto" of his views.</a> Police have asked that the public respect the victims by not re publishing the footage.
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