49 Dead - The Deadliest Attack In New Zealand's History

Multiple Fatalities Following Christchurch Mosque Shootings

49 people are confirmed dead and dozens more wounded after a terror attack in New Zealand, the deadliest attack in the country’s history.

Attackers opened fire inside two mosques during Friday prayers. One man has been charged with murder, an Australian national. Three other people remain in custody.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says police found homemade bombs in the cars of the four suspects.

President Trump tweeted his condolences.

 

Also The White House is condemning the attacks, releasing a statement this morning that reads in part, “We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand and their government against this vicious act of hate.”

A spokesperson for Facebook says they worked with police to quickly remove a video of what appears to be one of the shooters killing people at one of the mosques.

A man posted a manifesto and a link to a Facebook page saying he planned to stream the attack live.

Police said the video has no place in the public domain. 

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