On March 15, 2019, there was a planned attack on mosques in the city of Chritschurch in New Zealand, that left dozens of people dead. The initial reports say that two city mosques – one on Deans Ave and the other near Linwood were attacked. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern confirmed forty people killed in the attacks (death toll has since risen to 50), and described them as “terrorist”. 48 more people were wounded and are being treated in Christchurch Hospital for gunshot wounds ranging from minor to critical. Four people have reportedly been arrested, including one woman, and an Australian citizen. None of the arrested was on any watchlist.
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