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What we know about the New Zealand mosque shootings

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15.03.2019

This is a developing story.

Four suspects are in custody after a shooting attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during Friday afternoon prayers. Police have not confirmed a death toll but say there have been “significant” fatalities.

“We can confirm that Police have been dealing with two shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, one at Deans Avenue and one at Linwood Avenue,” said New Zealand Police in a Facebook update. “Those locations remain locked down. We can confirm there have been a number of fatalities. We cannot at this stage confirm the precise number but it is significant.”

All schools in the city were placed under lockdown for several hours and residents were urged to stay indoors. Mosque have been urged to remain closed. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said this is “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

How did the attack unfold?

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