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Dozens killed in shooting attacks on New Zealand mosques

Firstpost Friday, 15 March 2019
By Praveen Menon and Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON/CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques on Friday, some as they were kneeling at prayer, livestreaming online some of the killings in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called an assault on the nation's values. The gunman broadcast footage of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch on Facebook, mirroring the carnage played out in video games, after publishing a "manifesto" in which he denounced immigrants, calling them "invaders". The video footage widely circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted live online as the attack unfolded, showed him driving to a mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside
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According to Reuters, a gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques on Friday, as the gunman livestreamed online some of the killings. The gunman broadcast footage of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch on Facebook, after publishing a...

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