Forty-nine people have been killed in a vicious shooting incident in Christchurch, New Zealand, on the 15th. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said at a news conference that the shooting was a carefully planned attack and that mosques across New Zealand would be protected by the police.
Asked why the attackers were not on the New Zealand surveillance list, Bush said the four detainees were not on the Australian security watch list, CNN reported. At least one attacker has been identified as an Australian citizen. Bush also praised the work of the police, saying they surpassed themselves to arrest criminals and protect communities during the shooting.
According to the Global Times-Global Network, two mosques in Christchurch, New South Islands largest city, were shot viciously on the 15th local time. Reuters reported that 49 people were killed and 20 injured. Police said they had arrested four people, including three men and one woman, one of whom was identified as an Australian citizen.
New Zealand Prime Minister Aden made a brief speech to offer condolences to the victims and called it one of New Zealands darkest days.
New Zealand police have revealed that the number of victims of the shooting has risen to 49, according to the latest news from CNN.
CNN15 quoted New Zealand Police Chief Mike Bush as saying that the death toll had risen to 49 in two mosque attacks.
According to the report, a man in his 20s has been charged with murder, according to police.
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