Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Victims rise to 50 in Christchurch mosque attacks, 1 suspect left

Victims rise to 50 in Christchurch mosque attacks, 1 suspect left

Handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, Tarrant did not speak.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday promised to reform the country's gun laws.

Sayyad Milne, 14, died at the Al Noor Mosque which he attended with his mother and friends every Friday, the New Zealand Herald reported. One victim died in hospital.

"Love always wins over hate".

Ardern said 39 survivors remained hospitalized Saturday, with 11 critically wounded. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

Her stance was welcomed by New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Police also arrested an 18-year-old man as a result of their preliminary investigation into the attack. An officer stopped him.

"We are a Forum family and what affects one, affects all".

Tarrant stated that hat he was "from a regular family" and that he "decided to take a stand to ensure a future for my people", the alleged terrorist wrote of his background.

New Zealand is preparing to bury the 50 people - including children - killed in the Christchurch mosque terror attack, the worst shooting massacre in the country's history.


A Pittsburgh Jewish group is raising money for the victims of mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand as a show of gratitude for the previous generosity shown by Muslim groups.

"I want to give assurances that [if it had] provided details that could have been acted upon immediately, it would have been", she said.

"I think the public should be assured that we train for this, hoping we never, ever have to respond", he said. "We pray for all New Zealanders and our muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world". The couple was due to fly out Sunday.

Abdul Fatah, a computer engineer in his 50s, was shot dead at Al Noor mosque said his old friend, and a survivor of the massacre, Mohammed al Jabawe. They have not heard from him since. The scale of the tragedy and the task still ahead became clear as supporters arrived from across the country to help with the burial rituals in Christchurch and authorities sent in backhoes to dig new graves in a Muslim burial area that was newly fenced off and blocked from view with white netting. He also published a 74-page white nationalist manifesto in which he denounced Muslims and called immigrants "invaders".

He's accused of killing 41 people at one mosque and seven more at a second. At least 49 people were killed, while dozens more were injured. - AP Signs are tied to a wall at the Botanical Gardens Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand. "There were two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns". He also had more assault weapons in the trunk of his vehicle, along with what appeared to be explosives.

Fuller says Tarrant has spent little time in Australia in the past four years and Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Mick Willing says Tarrant was only known to police for "minor traffic matters'". Police said further charges were expected to follow.

New Zealand's Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio said he spoke to one of the Trustees of the Festival last night about the decision, and why it was made.

The Queen released her own statement about the mass shooting, in addition to the Sussexes and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In 2015, it had just eight.

"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change", Ardern told reporters, saying a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be considered.

The shooter live-streamed the assault on Facebook.

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