"Terrorist attack" on mosques apparently livestreamed by gunman in Christchurch

World shocked amid right-wing terror attacks on mosques

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The death toll for the shootings has risen to 49 people. What looked like the same weapons appeared in the livestream of the mosque attack on Friday. There have been reports about another shooting that took place at a local hospital, but they have not been confirmed so far.

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.

Mr Khan said the sickening attack carried out by at least one gunman "reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion". "There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque".

An area of Christchurch near where the shootings happened is named Peterborough, after Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. He wrote, "I only arrived to New Zealand to live temporarily whilst I planned and trained, but I soon found out that New Zealand was as target rich of an environment as anywhere else in the West". "And more importantly, from our individual perspective, no nexus to New York City".

The Bishop of Christchurch, the Rt Revd Peter Carrell, said in a statement: "Church leaders are absolutely devastated at the unprecedented situation in Christchurch this afternoon, and our hearts and prayers go to all involved".

The suspected gunman who killed dozens of people in New Zealand is an Australian "racist eco-fascist" who posted a 74-page manifesto online before the shootings and described Donald Trump as a "symbol of white supremacy".

Counter Terrorism Policing UK supported the request from the New Zealand police "not to share the distressing footage" and called for "both the public and media to show restraint". Tarrant live streamed the shooting at a mosque on Facebook and shared a link to what is being described as a manifesto for his actions. He wrote: "We will not allow this sort of evil to destroy our friendship, and I know that all of us in the diocese will continue to stand with you and to work together with you for a community of peace and of mutual respect".

A telegram of condolences sent by the Vatican on behalf of Pope Francis said he was "deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life cause by the senseless acts of violence at two mosques in Christchurch, and he assures all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity in the wake of these attacks".

"An attack against peaceful people gathering for prayer is shocking in its cruelty and cynicism", Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "But we can not assume there are no others at large", Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters.

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He then replies: "Just a ordinary White man, 28 years old".

Chicago police said there are no known threats to Chicago, but they will be keeping a closer eye on mosques.

"There were a number of IEDs attached to the vehicles that we also stopped".

"They are safe. But they are mentally shocked".

A man in his late twenties has been charged with murder and is due to appear in court tomorrow.

Three others are in custody.

The third cricket test was cancelled, New Zealand Cricket said later.

There was a second shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque that Ms Ardern said killed ten people.

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