Christchurch, March 15, 2019: Two mass shootings took place in 2 mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Forty people have been killed and at least 20 others injured in shootings, The attack happened during Jummah Prayer.
The attack in New Zealand city of Christchurch on mosques is the worst attack in the Pacific country’s history.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a news conference that the mosque shootings appear to have been a well-planned “terrorist attack”.
“This is, and will be, one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” an ashen-faced Ardern said.
The prime minister also said two explosive devices attached to suspect vehicles were found and have been disarmed.
Also, The Bangladesh cricket team, who are set to play a test match in Christchurch on Saturday, escaped from the mosque. The players are shaken up but fine.
Mass shootings in New Zealand are exceedingly rare. The deadliest in modern history occurred in the small town of Aramoana in 1990, when gunman David Gray shot and killed 13 people following a dispute with a neighbour.