Christchurch Shooting Updates: 40 Are Dead After 2 Mosques Are Hit

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Forty people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”

  • The New York Times

• Officials said that four people were in custody, and that a number of explosive devices were found attached to vehicles that they had stopped.

• A Muslim leader in New Zealand said the attack was especially shocking as it took place around Friday prayers. The police called on mosques nationally to “shut their doors” and…

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