Children, Foreigners Among Those Killed In Attacks On Christchurch Mosques

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Police said three people were in custody including a man in his late 20s who's been charged with murder.

It was told that the 28-year-old terrorist, Brenton Tarrant, sent manifesto to 70 individuals, institutions and media houses worldwide including the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern before the attack.

Tarrant's family is from the northern New South Wales town of Grafton and New South Wales state Police Commissioner Mick Fuller says his officers are investigating to help New Zealand police. Another victim died later in Christchurch hospital.

Muslims with at least 10 different nationalities fell victim to right-wing terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand's third largest city Christchurch on Friday.

After the suspect left the court, the judge said that while "there is one charge of murder brought at the moment, it is reasonable to assume that there will be others".

Cabinet will meet on Monday to discuss national security measures and changes to the gun laws.

Two other people have been apprehended and are being questioned about what role, if any, they had in the attacks. Afghanistan's embassy in Canberra named Nabi as one of two Afghans killed in the attack.

Twelve operating theatres worked through the night on the more than 40 people wounded, said hospital authorities.

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She asserted that New Zealand "will not and can not be shaken" by this attack.

Before entering two mosques Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand, and opening fire on the unsuspecting worshipers, a man who made public his extreme white supremacist views had posted a 70-page anti-immigrant, Islamophobic "manifesto" on "white genocide", attempting to justify a massacre which is considered the worst in the country's history.

The grandmother of the man allegedly responsible for the twin Christchurch mosque terror attacks that have killed 50 has spoken to 9News of her disbelief and devastation.

Unlike the USA, the right to own a firearm is not enshrined in New Zealand's constitution. There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand, which has a population of only five million, but the country has had low levels of gun violence.

According to a recent report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), domestic extremists killed 50 people in the United States a year ago - an overwhelming majority of which were perpetrated by right-wing extremists.

"Just around the entrance door there were elderly people sitting there praying and he just started shooting at them", Mazharuddin told Sky. But already, the stories of victims from across the Muslim world came into focus. He said the Muslim community and a Pakistani association in the city were assisting in arrangements.

The Fijian rugby team also expressed their solidarity with the people of New Zealand after the attacks. "We are filled with grief over this senseless act of hate".

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