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White Nationalism Not A Widespread Threat: Trump On New Zealand Mosque Shooting

White Nationalism Not A Widespread Threat: Trump On New Zealand Mosque Shooting

A police presence has been placed at mosques around the country and ramped up throughout Christchurch.

Nearly 50 people were treated at Christchurch Hospital for gunshot wounds, including young children.

Three Bangladeshis were among the dead and one was missing, the consulate said.

Whether there are more suspects - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said the government has no reason to believe there are more suspects, but was not assuming that was the case and intelligence services and police were working on establishing this.

One man will appear at a Christchurch court on Saturday.

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New Zealand allows ownership of semi-automatic guns frequently described as "assault rifles" that are banned in countries such as Australia and the UK. The national public broadcaster Radio New Zealand quoted an eyewitness who said, "There was blood everywhere". Forty-one people were killed at one mosque, and seven people were killed at the second mosque.

Police have confirmed they are responding to a "critical incident". As New Zealand has stood by us so we stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and with Muslims in New Zealand, here in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Beyond that, the New Zealand Police noted in a separate release that in 20 years, from December 1998 to December 2018, there were a total of 15 murders committed by someone, who had a firearms license.

The attack has been condemned across the globe, with leaders from Pakistan, Turkey, Britain, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Japan and the European Union sending their condolences and offering support to New Zealand.

Two other suspects remain in custody, and police are still trying to "build a picture of any of the individuals involved and all of their activities prior to this horrific event".