World News – New Zealand Mosque Attacks…

March 16th, 2019

At least 49 people were killed in Christchurch after gunmen opened fire on two mosques. Dozens more are injured, many of them seriously, and the death toll is expected to rise. Three men and one woman have been arrested, with one man, 28, charged with murder. Witnesses say the man strolled in and opened fire on innocent worshipers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was a well-coordinated attack and called this “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

This type of shocking terror attack is almost unheard-of in New Zealand, one of the world’s safest countries. An attacker reportedly livestreamed the massacre in a graphic, 17-minute post on Facebook, which was soon pulled down from the social media platform. An 87-page manifesto believed to belong to one attacker also has emerged, filled with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric. Get the latest on this horrific attack here as well as pictures from the scene.