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The values New Zealand stands for will not be shaken by the Christchurch attack

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Written by New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

It is with extreme sadness that I tell you that as at 7pm tonight (March 15, New Zealand time), we believe that 40 people have lost their lives in this act of extreme violence. There are also more than 20 seriously injured who are currently in Christchurch A&E.

It is clear that this can only be described as a terrorist attack. From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned. Two explosive devices attached to suspects’ vehicles have been found and they have been disarmed.

There are currently four individuals who have been apprehended, but three are connected to this attack and are currently in custody, one of whom has publicly stated that they were Australian born. These are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in fact have no place in the world.

While we do not have........

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