Terrorist Attacks on Two New Zealand Mosques Leave 49 Dead

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said 40 people are dead and more than 20 seriously injured after a terrorist attack at two mosques in the South Island city of Christchurch.Describing the mass shootings as well-planned, Ardern said New Zealand has suffered one of its darkest days. Four people have been apprehended and are in police custody, she said.“These are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in fact have no place in the world,” Ardern told a news conference in Wellington. “We believe that 40 people have lost their lives in this act of extreme violence. This can only be described as a terrorist attack.”

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