New Zealand PM says received gunman's 'manifesto' minutes before attack

New Zealand PM says received gunman's 'manifesto' minutes before attack

Western Australia Police Force Commissioner Chris Dawson said with the threat of terrorism in Australia slated as probable, all people must be vigilant.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her office received a "manifesto" from the gunman suspected of killing 50 people in two Christchurch mosques minutes before Friday's attack. "People see a gun now and they freak out." says Anthony, who also condemned the attack.

As New Zealanders flocked to memorial sites to lay flowers and mourn the victims, testimony emerged of epic heroism, harrowing suffering and incredible grace. He had been living in Dunedin, New Zealand, at the time of the attack, was taken into custody by authorities after he targeting the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Mosque, both located in Christchurch. The gun had no shells in it, he said.

"I think the public should be assured that we train for this, hoping we never, ever have to respond", he said. "He sat in his vehicle and with the shotgun in my hands, I threw it through his window like an arrow".

The first victim identified was Daoud Nabi, a 71-year-old grandfather who died trying to save someone else from a bullet, according to his son.

Muslims with at least 10 different nationalities fell victim to right-wing terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand's third largest city Christchurch on Friday.

The tragic incident in two mosques was condemned throughout the world.

"It did not include a location, it did not include specific details", she said, adding that it was sent to security services within two minutes of receipt.

"Just around the entrance door there were elderly people sitting there praying and he just started shooting at them", Mazharuddin told Sky. Some played guitar, sang and lit candles as darkness fell. He is expected to face further charges, police said.

Ardern said victims would be handed over to families from Sunday evening.

Wearing a black head scarf, she hugged relatives and let them set the pace and agenda as she listened and offered comfort. "Just helping people is his main thing".

The majority of victims were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia and Afghanistan.

The terror suspect appeared briefly in the Christchurch District Court on Saturday.

Earlier, Pakistan's High Commissioner to New Zealand, Abdul Malik, told AFP that six Pakistani nationals were confirmed among the dead and three nationals remained missing. At least three Bangladeshis were among those killed, AP reports, and the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that four Jordanians had died.

Officials in New Zealand are now carrying out the hard task of identifying those who died.

The Pacific Music Awards organisation in New Zealand also expressed its shock and solidarity over the shootings.

"This is an issue that I will look to be discussing directly with Facebook", Ardern said.

He also reached out to the Muslim community in Christchurch and in New Zealand.

Ardern has said Tarrant was a licensed gun owner who bought the five guns used in the crimes legally.

Neighboring Australia has virtually banned semi-automatic rifles from private ownership since a lone gunman killed 35 people with assault rifles in 1996.

"Our gun laws will change".

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