The Royals Respond to the New Zealand Terror Attack

Australian Man Appears In Court On Murder Charge After Christchurch Attack

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed that the shooter in the Christchurch mosque attacks was an Australian citizen, describing the suspect as an "extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist". The nationalities of the victims included Indian, Pakistani, Malaysian, Indonesian, Egyptian, Bangladeshi, Saudi, Somalian and Turkish, authorities said.

Members of New Zealand's Muslim Association in Auckland travelled to Christchurch to help with Muslim funeral rites, which consists of washing the bodies, wrapping them in white cloth and moving them to the cemetery.

It is customary in Islam to bury the dead within the 24 hours.

In the video live-streamed by Tarrant, a man inside a mosque appears to say: "Welcome brother", as a gunman approaches.

Police are trying to determine to what extent, if any, they were involved in the attack.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said more charges would be laid.

Of those killed in the massacre, 41 died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue in central Christchurch, seven were killed at the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque, and one person died at Christchurch Hospital.

The London Ambulance Service were also called but the 27-year-old victim was driven directly to an east London hospital by friends.


David Parker, the country's attorney general, said New Zealand would ban semiautomatic weapons at a vigil Saturday but backtracked his comments later, The New York Times reported.

She said the the country's gun laws will be changed and toughened after the attack. Armed police were deployed at several locations in all cities, unusual in a country that has had low levels of gun violence.

"While work has been done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun licence and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now: our gun laws will change", Ardern told reporters. Story continues after video. This, according to her, allowed the Australian terrorist to legally obtain the weapons in December 2017, and that he was not on any watch-lists prior to the attacks.

The AR-15 was used at Port Arthur, as well as a number of high-profile mass shootings in the United States.

Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonisation of Muslims.

US President Donald Trump, who condemned the attack as a "horrible massacre", was praised by the accused gunman in a manifesto posted online as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose".

Some families and friends of the missing continued to wait for information about their loved ones as night fell on Saturday local time and a tight-knit community of Muslims mourned alongside the country and the world. She was shot in the face, the abdomen and the leg. Al-Daraghmeh told the station that his brother was also wounded and remained in stable condition. Two men faced charges unrelated or "tangential" to the attack, while a woman had been released, he said.

Pence also affirmed US cooperation in ensuring all the perpetrators were brought to justice.

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