New Zealand Prime Minister calls Friday’s mosque massacre “a terrorist attack”

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(CNN) — At least 49 people are dead and dozens more injured in a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Friday’s massacre is one of the country’s “darkest days”. Ardern says the suspects held “extremist views” that have no place in New Zealand or the world.

New Zealand police say they have arrested three men and one woman in connection to the attacks. At least one suspect has already been charged with murder.

Police say none of the suspects were on security watch lists in New Zealand and Australia.

Authorities also say a social media count believed to belong to one of the suspects featured a link to an 87-page manifesto filled with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.



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