'Multiple fatalities' in New Zealand livestreamed mosque shootings

'Multiple fatalities' in New Zealand livestreamed mosque shootings

'Multiple fatalities' in New Zealand livestreamed mosque shootings

Facebook said it would also be removing any praise or support for the crime, the shooters "as soon as we're aware".

Here is what we know about the attack.

Australian media reported the gunman came from a town in New South Wales, of which Sydney is the capital, and state police later said they were increasing patrols around NSW mosques in light of the Christchurch attacks.

Pakistani traders protested to condemn the New Zealand mosque shooting, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Friday. "We also cooperate with law enforcement to facilitate their investigations as required".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that one of the four people in the custody of New Zealand police related to the Christchurch shootings is an Australian-born citizen. The social media platform didn't act fast enough like Twitter and YouTube to remove the video content, which is said to be uploaded first on shooter's Facebook account.

There has been shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand.

Palestine's ambassador to Australia and New Zealand Izzat Abdulhadi said that preliminary information indicates that some Palestinians are among the victims of the two mosque shootings in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Police found multiple explosive devices in vehicles stopped as the shootings unfolded; the devices have since been defused.

The person further claimed that the injured Malaysian was still at one of the mosques in Christchurch that gunmen attacked today.

There was a second shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque, about two miles east of the Deans Avenue building, that PM Ardern said, killed 10 people.

After the harrowing experience, Ardern described the incident as one of the "darkest days" in New Zealand's history.

A social media account had also posted a number of pictures of a semi-automatic weapon covered in the names of historical figures, many of whom were involved in the killing of Muslims. Police have urged users not to share the distressing footage and they are working to have any videos removed.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said anyone thinking of going to a mosque should stay put and close their doors. "What has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence", Ardern told reporters.

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