Mosque attack in New Zealand leaves dozens dead

A deadly attack that has been described by  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” has seen at least 49 people gunned down during Friday prayers at two mosques in the eastern city of Christchurch.

Dozens more were injured in the country’s worst ever terror attack. Police have three suspects in custody, noting that they had not previously been on watchlists, and said explosive devices found in their cars had been defused.

What do we know about the suspects? 

The alleged gunmen Brenton Tarrant 28, Australian who reportedly livestreamed the attack, previously published an anti-immigrant manifesto detailing his plans before the attack  in the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch.

He also added a link to an 87-page manifesto filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas.

New Zealand police say they have arrested four people in connection with the attack. Of which One has already been charged with murder.


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