Death toll from New zealand's Christchurch mosque attacks rises to 49

NYPD Steps Up Security At Mosques Across City In Wake Of New Zealand Shootings

One of the weapons used in the Christchurch massacres was reportedly engraved with the name of Luca Traini, an Italian far-right militant who was jailed for racist shootings a year ago.

The Bangladesh cricket team's tour of New Zealand has been called off following the attacks and the team narrowly escaped the Al Noor mosque after they were en route to Friday players.

As police units were deployed to the scene, local residents were urged to stay indoors.

All schools in the city were put into lockdown as the situation unfolded.

At least 49 people were killed and more than 20 seriously injured, according to police. What looked like the same weapons appeared in the livestream of the mosque attack on Friday. "They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not". The shootings were carried out in two locations - Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque - with one suspect arrested in between the two locations. "There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque".

"What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence".

New Zealand Police provided an update on the investigation, announcing that evacuations had been ordered at a residence in the city of Dunedin. "And more importantly, from our individual perspective, no nexus to New York City".

Japan's top government spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, offered his condolences to the victims of mosque attacks in New Zealand and said Japan stands by the people of that country.

A sickening 17-minute video of the horror shows the self-professed white supremacist dressed in army fatigues firing mercilessly at people scrambling on the floor as he reloads his rifle.

"Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online". 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".

The gun Brenton Tarrant used to carry out the attack.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed one of the suspects was an Australian national.

"We have four people in custody. It's very grave, it's very serious", he told reporters.

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

Two explosive devices attached to cars have also been decommissioned by police.

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

"The horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch targeted peacefully praying Muslims - if people are murdered exclusively due to their religion, that is an attack on all of us", he said.

Police have said a man in his late 20s has been charged with murder and will appear at the Christchurch court on Saturday morning. Three others were apprehended. "My heart goes out to all the New Zealand families..."

So far, it has been confirmed that 49 people have lost their lives in the attack, which took place at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers.

At the same time, the Canterbury District Health Board said that at least 48 people, including little children, were being treated at the Christchurch Hospital. Injuries range from critical to minor.

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