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New Zealand shooting that left 40 dead at 2 mosques: What we know so far

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Published time: 15 Mar, 2019 07:43

Deadly shootings apparently carried out by nationalist extremists have killed 40 people in two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand. This is what we know about the attacks so far.

  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that 40 people have been killed and over 20 injured.
  • Four suspects have been arrested; one of them has been confirmed to be an Australian national by the country’s prime minister. None of them were on any security watch lists.
  • One of the gunmen identified himself on social media as a 28-year-old Australian named Brenton Tarrant.
  • Tarrant used a GoPro camera to livestream the attack on the Al Noor Mosque.
  • His weapons were inscribed with references to famous European battles against Muslims and neo-Nazi slogans. One of the battles referenced is the 1683 Battle of Vienna against the Ottoman Empire.

Also on rt.com 40 victims in shootings at 2 New Zealand mosques, 4 suspects in custody

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