Highlanders-Crusaders match called off following Christchurch terror attacks

Highlanders-Crusaders match called off following Christchurch terror attacks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday visited the Muslim community here and condoled the deaths of 49 people who were martyred by right-wing terrorist a day ago, ARY News reported.

The London Ambulance Service were also called but the 27-year-old victim was driven directly to an east London hospital by friends. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said more charges would be laid.

'I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change, ' Ardern said. Another two individuals are still in custody as the police continue to determine if they were involved in any way.

Footage of the attack live streamed on Facebook showed the gunman entering the mosque and shooting randomly at people.

Earlier today Ardern led a cross-party group of politicians, including Deputy Prime Minister and NZ First leader Winston Peters, Opposition leader Simon Bridges, Green Party co-leader James Shaw and senior ministers on a visit to the Canterbury refugee centre.

Fuller says Tarrant's family is from the northern New South Wales town of Grafton and contacted police after seeing media reports of the shootings that killed at least 49.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday said it was "clear this was one of New Zealand's darkest days". At least two Jordanian citizens were killed and five others wounded in the shootings, the country's Foreign Ministry said. A fourth person detained in the aftermath of the attack was later determined to be an armed bystander who wanted to help police.

Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in a auto and neutralised by the military, while police raided a home in the southern city of Dunedin, where Ms Ardern said the suspect was based.

The New Zealand premier was showered with enormous praises internationally for the gesture, which made it clear that New Zealand stood by the Muslim community that was the centre of Friday's horrifying terror attacks rooted in racial as well as religious hatred.

Ardern confirmed that the suspected gunman had not been on the radar of any intelligence agencies for extremism

He will be in custody until April 5, according to the High Court in Christchurch.

"One of the issues we are facing is that the guns that were used in this case appear to have been modified", Ardern said.

Mosque worker Abdul Aziz risked his own life to challenge the gunman and try to snatch his weapon, according to attack survivor Syed Mazharuddin.

The Queen of England released a statement, as did President Donald Trump along with many other world leaders.

When asked about whether the same person carried both shootings, Bush said officials were not aware of anything that would contradict that suggestion.

"I hate to think about it, but really when we were getting away I was fearing for the worst, I mean anything could have happened to us".

New Zealand authorities are working quickly to move all the bodies out of the mosques and through the coroner's office so they can be returned to their loved ones.

"These are people that I would describe as having extremist views, that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in fact have no place in the world".

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