New Zealand terror attack shook the country. Forty nine people have been reported killed so far, and 20 others have been seriously injured in the attack on Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood Mosque in the city’s outer suburb.Gunmen live-streamed the shooting in social media.Four people, including a woman, have been detained in connection with the massacre.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”
The Bangladesh cricket team, which was scheduled to play the third and final Test against New Zealand on Saturday, had a narrow escape as they were about to pray in the Masjid Al Noor mosque.”We were really lucky. Had we reached even three or four minutes earlier, we probably would have been inside the mosque,” said Bangladesh cricket team manager Khaled Mashud.
High Commissioner of India to New Zealand Sanjiv Kohli on Twitter wrote, “As per updates received from multiple sources there are nine missing persons of Indian nationality/origin.”
Prime Minister Khan tweeted: This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion. Prayers go to the victims and their families.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns the attacks. He calls them the “latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia.”