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Top Turkish diplomat slams terror attack in New Zealand

Top Turkish diplomat slams terror attack in New Zealand

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The terrorist attack in Christchurch has left 49 dead and 48 injured on Friday, New Zealand police said.

Khan said that increasing Islamophobia after 9/11 was responsible for this act of terror and Muslims were demonised deliberately.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the attack was a result of the demonizing of Muslims.

Distinctive writing on his weapons was seen in the footage as well as images posted on the Twitter account.

The video footage widely circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, showed him driving to one mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside.

The shooting was carried out during the Jummah Prayer which is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday.

He added: "I've lived next door to this mosque for about five years and the people are great, they're very friendly".

"We have to be absolutely clear on the cause of death and confirm their identity before that can happen", he said. Three people were in custody including one man who has been charged with murder, police said.

One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack.

Imran Khan, prime minister of Pakistan, reacted to the horrific murderous shootings at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand by saying, in essence, see - see?

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"I think that we've welcomed a high number of refugees into New Zealand over the last few years in particular".

"Our hearts are broken over today's bad tragedy in New Zealand".

There were at least 300 people in the Deans Ave mosque.

British tabloids are sharing videos of a violent terror attack in New Zealand, despite police issuing a plea not to. "Prince Philip and I send our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives".

In the aftermath, the country's threat level was raised from low to high, police warned Muslims against going to a mosque anywhere in New Zealand, and the national airline cancelled several flights in and out of Christchurch, a city of almost 400,000.

Asked about the attackers not being on intelligence agency watchlists, Ms Ardern said it was an indication that they "had not acted in a way that warranted it". One person died in hospital after suffering serious wounds.

"When the flames of hatred are fanned, when people are demonized due to their faith, when people's fears are played on rather than addressed, the consequences are deadly as we have seen so sadly today", he said.

Ranstorp said Tarrant's document is shorter and "more sloppy" than the one written by the Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011.

In other parts of the manifesto, Tarrant explains that he carried out the attack to show "invaders that our lands will never be their lands" and that they will "never replace our people", while also accelerating a potential conflict between Western civilization and the Islamic world.

He added: "At this point we are not actively looking for any identified persons".

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