Christchurch, March 15: Around 49 people were killed in a shooting at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch on Friday. While addressing the media, Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as a terrorist attack. She said, “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," Andren further added, "From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned."
Meanwhile, Australian citizenship, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that one of the gunmen who killed numerous worshippers in a New Zealand mosque on Friday was a right-wing "terrorist". Earlier, on Friday Morning, gunmen who are said to be whites opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques in Christchurch city on Friday in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as 'one of New Zealand's darkest days'. New Zealand Terror Attack: Hours After Christchurch Mosque Shootings, Explosives Detonated at Britomart Station in Auckland.
The shootings took place at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Masjid, The New Zealand Herald reported. One gunman, believed to be Australian, filmed as he shot victims in the mosque - and wrote a manifesto declaring his intentions, saying that "it is a terrorist attack", Police Commissioner Mike Bush said. He said there were also multiple improvised explosive devices attached to vehicles as part of the attack.