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‘Shocking and tragic’: Virat Kohli condemns New Zealand mosque shooting

‘Shocking and tragic’: Virat Kohli condemns New Zealand mosque shooting

Bangladesh Cricket says the team are "safely back in the hotel".

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, right, shakes hands with members of the Bangladesh team following their eight wicket victory in their one day worldwide cricket match in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Police say they have one person in custody but are unsure if there are other people.

Mashud revealed that the majority of the tourists' squad were inside a bus outside the Al Noor mosque while a massacre took place and saw "bloodstained people staggering out".

New Zealand Cricket announced they had chosen to cancel the third test, which was scheduled to start at Hagley Oval on Saturday, after discussions with the Bangladesh board.

Players and members of the team's coaching staff were reportedly on their bus, approaching the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park when the shooting started.

He said there could have been "more than hundreds" of shots that were fired from what he heard.

Batsman and record run-scorer Tamin Iqbal tweeted that he and his teammates had been saved from "active shooters", describing the experience as "frightening".

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The Bangladesh team was en route to the mosque for Friday prayers at the time of the attack but escaped to the nearby Hagley Oval.

Witnesses told local media there were several casualties inside the building.

"There is no place in New Zealand for extreme violence".

"Horrified to hear of Christchurch mosque shootings". "For now my thoughts, and I'm sure the thoughts of all New Zealanders, are with those who have been affected and also with their families". Jalal Yunus, the spokesperson of the BCB, said that most of the players were on the bus when the incident happened and was about to enter the mosque.

All schools in Christchurch have been placed on lockdown, police commissioner Mike Bush said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of reports of a shooting incident at a mosque in central Christchurch. They initially stayed on the bus and made phone calls, including one to this reporter, who was at the ground.

- Dozens feared killed as at least two gunmen open fire at two central Christchurch mosques. There were reports that members of the Bangladesh cricket team were also present at the site. They have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it is their home. But they are mentally shocked.

"We ran through the park and headed back to the ground for safety and were there for about an hour".