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Children, Foreigners Among Those Killed In Attacks On Christchurch Mosques

17 March 2019

Dramatic cellphone footage from a passerby captured the tense scene of the arrest.

National carrier Air New Zealand said Lilik Abdul Hamid, an aircraft maintenance engineer, was in killed at the Al Noor mosque.

The alleged suspect Brenton Tarrant, 28, from Australia, has since appeared in court in Christchurch charged with one count of murder, however New Zealand Police said further charges were expected to follow.

At Hagley College, a school across a park from the Al Noor mosque where more than 40 people were killed, a makeshift support centre was set up today.

Dr Faisal, in a Twitter post, had said that Rashid and his son would be buried in Christchurch for which arrangements had been made with the assistance of Muslim and Pakistani associations in the city.

New Zealand officials said at least one body would be returned on Sunday night, and that all 50 should be back with their families by Wednesday.

Residents pay their respects by placing flowers for the victims of the mosques attacks in Christchurch.

Tarrant is scheduled to appear in court again on April 5.

Bangladesh cricketers arrived in a bus and it was only about 50 yards from the mosque.

Meanwhile, 20 people specialising in preparing bodies for Muslim burial will be brought in from Auckland and Wellington to assist in funeral preparations and prayers for the victims.

'It's been 36 hours, I haven't heard anything about them, ' he said.

Abdikina Ali-Hassarn and his family moved to New Zealand from Somalia four years ago and were regular worshippers at the Linwood mosque.

42-year-old Husne Ara Parvin from Bangladesh was shot dead when she was rushing to the male section of the mosque hoping that she could save her wheelchair-bound husband, according to one of her relatives who spoke to local media.

Ardern declined to discuss more details until she'd talked to her Cabinet, the group of top lawmakers that guides policies.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran had condemned the terrorist attack on the two mosques in Christchurch and said that terrorism does not have a religion.

On Friday, shortly after the attack, India's High Commissioner in New Zealand Sanjiv Kohli had tweeted that "there are 9 missing persons of Indian nationality/origin".

The AR-15 is a semi-automatic version of the United States military M16 rifle. Until Friday, the country's worst mass shooting was in 1990, when a lone gunman killed 13 people in the small town of Aramoana. "These acts of hate have no place in the diverse and tolerant society for which New Zealand is justly known", the White House statement said.

Expressing India's solidarity with the people of New Zealand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said hatred and violence have no place in diverse and democratic societies.

Pence also affirmed US cooperation in ensuring all the perpetrators were brought to justice.

Children, Foreigners Among Those Killed In Attacks On Christchurch Mosques