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Louisan learns his uncle was wounded in New Zealand mosque attacks

Louisan learns his uncle was wounded in New Zealand mosque attacks

A right-wing extremist who filmed himself on a rampage that left 49 mosque-goers dead flashed a white power sign as he appeared in a New Zealand court Saturday charged with murder.

A 28-year old man has been charged with murder. He said the Al Noor mosque is the largest in Christchurch, and that the shooting started 15 minutes before Friday prayers, when many people were still in the parking lot or walking toward the mosque.

Young children are among the 48 people wounded in the attack and are being treated for gunshot wounds.

Many of you will have seen that Air New Zealand has cancelled all turboprop flights out of Christchurch tonight and will review the situation in the morning. "We understand that at times like this, families come first".

As the nation reeled following the terror attack on two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch, New Zealand attorney general David Parker said the weapons would be outlawed.

In a statement, Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama also expressed his shock at the shooting and sympathy for the victims.

Adeeb Sami's trip to New Zealand was supposed to be joyful - a chance for the Dubai-based father to surprise his twin children in time for their birthday. "Call it out in our communities, in our societies, in our families, in our friendships, in our workplaces", said Hussen. With a grim expression, she said the country seems to have been targeted because of its welcoming and tolerance.

An eyewitness of one of two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shootings says he escaped through the side door as the gunman opened fire. "Nothing. That is not good enough for New Zealand".

"As Christians we Cook Islanders have come to accept the church as a place of refuge, of safety and of comfort".

"These comments are appalling and they're ugly and they have no place in Australia".

New Zealand's prime minister says the "primary perpetrator" in Friday's mosque shootings was a licensed gun owner and legally acquired the five guns used in the shootings.

Police officers search the area near the Masjid Al Noor mosque site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand Saturday

"You don't think something like this can happen in New Zealand, in Christchurch of all places with such a small community, kind and loving".

They said they were saddened by the "senseless" attacks.

Our thoughts and our prayers are with those who have been impacted today. All appointments were canceled at Christchurch Hospital, where every available resource was turned over to surgery for the wounded. Photo: Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

The unprecedented shootings have been confirmed as an act of terror by NZ's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

"It's been 36 hours, I haven't heard anything about them", he said. I can only imagine now how New Zealanders are feeling.

"We we are sending out Pacific music of healing and hope for our Muslim communities in Aotearoa".

Ardern, wearing a black headscarf, met with survivors and victims' families Saturday at a college which has become an information centre for those affected by the tragedy. When a school is attacked it hurts.

"I can tell you one thing".

Since then, Christchurch's 400,000 residents have feared the elements more than people; an natural disaster in 2011 killed 185 and toppled many downtown buildings in what has been lovingly dubbed the "Garden City".

Aupito said festival organisers have contacted schools about the decision.

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