March 23, 2019

American-Islamic relations group responds to New Zealand mosque attack

American-Islamic relations group responds to New Zealand mosque attack



Shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday resulted in at least 49 fatalities and the detention of three armed suspects, one charged with murder, in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a terrorist attack.

Authorities say the planned attacks happened at two mosques in the city. Police also defused explosive devices found in a car. More than 45 people were being treated for gunshot injuries at a nearby hospital.

A man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a manifesto, saying he was a racist who had been planning the attack for two years.
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