Forty dead, 20 seriously wounded in New Zealand mosque shootings

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"We also cooperate with law enforcement to facilitate their investigations as required".

The outlet added, citing former president of the Muslim Association of Canterbury, Mohammed Jama, that around 01:40 p.m. local time on Friday, a gunman entered a mosque in Christchurch and opened fire as around 300 people were inside the building praying. In the aftermath of the attacks, New Zealand has been placed on its highest security threat level according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand media reported that between nine and 27 people were killed, but the death toll could not be confirmed.

She continued by saying that it was indeed an act of terrorism, and New Zealand was targeted because they are a place that celebrates multiculturalism. They were planning to attack a third mosque in the town of Ashburton if they could make it there, as per reports.

He said there was one person in custody "but we are unsure if there are other people".

Violent crime is rare in New Zealand and police do not usually carry guns.

Moath Owaidah, of the New Zealand Islamic Union Trust, said a large group were exiting their Friday prayer session at Masjid Al Maktoum mosque near Auckland Airport when they started getting calls about the shootings.

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Ambulance staff took a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. A man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto in which he explained who he was and his reasoning for the attack.

New Zealand police warned against sharing footage relating to a deadly shooting in Christchurch on Friday, after a video online showed a gunman filming himself firing at worshippers inside a mosque.

YouTuber PewDiePie was evidently praised by the alleged gunman, and the YouTube personality, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, posted a statement to Twitter condemning the attacks. "Clearly, what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence".

Residents were advised to stay indoors and notify authorities if they see anything suspicious.

Another man said he saw children being shot.

Technology giants were told last night "enough is enough" after the massacre of 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand was live-streamed around the world in the first "terror attack designed for social media". "We ask all mosques nationally to shut their doors, and advise that people refrain from visiting these premises until further notice", the police wrote in Twitter.

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