Photos Show World Reacting To New Zealand Terror Attack

Photos Show World Reacting To New Zealand Terror Attack

Although police have yet to confirm that Tarrant is one of the three individuals arrested in relation to the attack, they have indicated that one man has been charged.

He was likely to face further charges, police said. Tarrant was remanded in custody without plea to the high court in Christchurch on 5 April.

"It's outrageous, the feeling is outrageous", he said.

"This is and will be one of New Zealand's darkest days", New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said at a news conference.

One Saudi citizen was killed and another wounded, according to Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television news channel.

She said inquires were ongoing to establish whether the other two were directly involved.

Police escort people away from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.

It is New Zealand's deadliest terror attack: 49 people have died in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch.

"New Zealand Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the livestream commenced and we quickly removed both the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video", a Facebook spokeswoman told CNN.

She said she had been advised the gunman obtained a Category A licence in November 2017, and "under that, he was able to acquire the guns that he held".

"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change". "The horrific active shooter scenario at a mosque is something we all pray never happens (but) there is no active intelligence that there is any immediate threat in the U.S. But we can not be complacent".

Tributes to the victims poured in from around the world.

"We grieve, we are shocked, we are appalled, we are outraged, and we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist".

"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack", Ardern said earlier on Friday, noting that numerous victims could be migrants or refugees. The remaining victim succumbed in hospital.

Ralph Goodale, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, middle, speaks to the media about the mass shootings in New Zealand while in Kelowna.

The dead were said to include women and children.

Yet the gunman himself highlighted New Zealand's remoteness as a reason he chose it. "Some were covered in blood", he told AFP. "We have no idea who they are". Friday is Islam's holy day.

There could be no more perplexing a setting for a mass slaughter than New Zealand, a nation so placid and so isolated from the mass shootings that plague the U.S. that police officers rarely carry guns.

Jordan's King Abdullah II tweeted that "the heinous massacre against Muslims praying in peace in New Zealand is an appalling terrorist crime".

"He had a big gun.He came and started shooting everyone in the mosque, everywhere", said the man, Ahmad Al-Mahmoud.

"There were bodies all over", he said.

Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch.

That attack killed at least 41 people, while an assault on a second mosque in the city not long after killed several more.

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