At least 49 people were killed and dozens more wounded on 15 Mar 2019 in a terror attack on two Christchurch New Zealand mosque attacks. The attacks happened while worshipers were attending Friday prayers.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described what happened in Christchurch is “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.” saying that it has no place in New Zealand referring to the attacks on two separate mosque on Friday.
What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence. It has no place in New Zealand. Many of those affected will be members of our migrant communities – New Zealand is their home – they are us.
— Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) March 15, 2019
The gunman Brenton Tarrant believed to be a 28-year old Australian, used several guns to target Muslims at two mosques, the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque.
One the of attacks was videoed and steamed live on Facebook. Facebook has deleted his Instagram and Facebook pages.
Brenton Tarrant has been arrested and charged him with murder. Three other people with possible connections to the attack were also arrested.