Mass Shooting At 2 New Zealand Mosques Leaves At Least 49 People Dead | HuffPost

Mass Shooting At 2 New Zealand Mosques Leaves At Least 49 People Dead | HuffPost

“It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a news conference. “From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned. … 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.”

Ardern said that the country had raised its threat level to high following the attacks, which began just before 3 p.m. local time.

“At the Deans Avenue mosque, we now know that 41 people have lost their lives,“ New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said at a press conference at 9 p.m. local time. “And at the Linwood mosque, seven have lost their lives. Of

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