Mosque Attack in New Zealand Kills 49 People

Mosque Attack in New Zealand Kills 49 People

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At lest 49 people were killed in an attack at Christchurch mosque in New Zealand on Thursday, sending shocks through the world as New Zealand is one of the world’s safest countries.

Witnesses say a man strolled in and opened fire on worshipers. Dozens of worshipers were seriously injured and the death toll is expected to rise. Three men and one woman have been arrested, one man, 28, has been charged with murder. One of the attackers reportedly live streamed the massacre in a 17-minute Facebook post, which has now been deleted. An 87-page manifesto have emerged, filled with anti-immigrant and anti-muslim rhetoric, believed to belong to one of the attackers.

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Written by Clarke Jones

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