‘Escaped Active Shooters!’ Bangladesh Cricket Team Dodges Christchurch Terror

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No images have emerged from there.

"A category-A firearm holder can purchase the firearms without the magazines or the things that will enable them to be in the state that they were", Bush said.

The suspect is accused of carrying out two deadly shootings at mosques and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says he would certainly have carried out further violence if not apprehended.

Ardern said security agencies had been looking at the rise in New Zealand of "extreme right-wing violent rhetoric", but Tarrant, an Australian citizen, was not on any watchlist in New Zealand or Australia.

Worldwide media were packed outside the court before the hearing, along with heavily armed police and security staff. - AP Mourners paying their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more were left injured in two separate attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.

He had no criminal history in New Zealand or Australia, and had not drawn the attention of the intelligence community for extremist views.

"Twelve operating theatres worked through the night", said Mr Robertson.

Ardern said 39 people remained in hospital, of whom 11 were in intensive care.

We are a proud nation of more than 200 ethnicities, 160 languages, and amongst said diversity, we share common values and the one we place the currency on right now and tonight is our compassion and the support for the community of those directly affected by this tragedy and secondly, the strongest possibly condemnation of the ideology of the people who did this.

"Many of those injured will need multiple returns to surgery".

The suspect allegedly live-streamed the killings on Facebook, where graphic footage shows countless people being shot at close range.

"Hi guys how are you".

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Politicians in Pakistan and India have also expressed their grief, and shared messages of support to families who may have lost their loved ones.

A noisy generator raring from a construction site next to the Christchurch Justice Precinct was a stark and irritating reminder of those tragic events, as media and members of the public gathered awaiting Tarrant's court appearance.

He also reached out to the Muslim community in Christchurch and in New Zealand. The nationalities of the victims included Indian, Pakistani, Malaysian, Indonesian, Egyptian, Bangladeshi, Saudi, Somalian and Turkish, authorities said.

Bangladesh and New Zealand were to play their third and final Test of a three-match series from Saturday which was cancelled in the aftermath of the incident.

"I'm not sure how to deal with this". New Zealand's terror alert was revised from low to high on March 15.

Anyone over 16 can apply for a New Zealand firearms licence, valid for 10 years after completing a safety course and a police background check.

"Fijian hearts are breaking for our brothers and sisters in New Zealand - a place where an atrocity of this nature is shocking nearly beyond comprehension".

"He used to tell us life was good in New Zealand and its people are good and welcoming. That work is already underway".

Hagen Hopkins via Getty ImagesPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament on Friday.

It is customary in Islam to bury the dead within the 24 hours.

Ardern has promised to change gun laws as soon as possible, noting it had already been tried several times before in New Zealand.

"The offender was in possession of a gun licence", Ardern said. Story continues after video. Tarrant said nothing, entered no plea to the charge and did not apply to have his name withheld.

He used a semi-automatic shotgun as well as a modified semi-automatic rifle as he pummelled victims with multiple bullets.

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