Massacre in two mosques in New Zealand: 40 martyrs so far
At least 40 people were martyred in the attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand during Friday prayers.
Two mosques were attacked in Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 40 people were martyred during the Friday prayers. 48 people were injured, 20 of them are in critical condition.
Gunmen opened fire inside the Nur Mosque in the Hagley Park area of Christchurch, New Zealand. During the attack, there were 200 people in the mosque for Friday prayers.
A terrorist who attacked the mosque appeared to be broadcasting the moment of the attack live from social media. The terrorist, who observed the attack in a similar way to computer games, has changed his weapon's magazine many times during the attack.
New Zealand police have announced that four suspects, three men, and a woman have been arrested after the attacks.
"A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter. Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high."
"Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice. Christchurch schools will be locked down until further notice. Police thanks the public for their cooperation and will provide further updates to keep residents informed," said New Zealand Police through its official Twitter account.
New Zealand police have warned all mosques in the country to close their doors.
One of the terrorists who attacked mosques was Brenton Tarrant, born in Australia, from a Scottish family.
The 28-year-old terrorist reportedly has published a 70-page manifesto on his YouTube page.
"We come to Constantinople and destroy all mosques and minarets. Hagia Sophia will be freed from minarets and Constantinople will be the Christian city, as it deserves," he said in the manifesto in the part about Turkiye.
In her speech after the attack, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, said, "it is clear that this is one of the darkest days of New Zealand."