Live Updates

  • 2:00 PM IST

    New Zealand Mosque Shooting Live: The death toll in the Christchurch terror attack rose to 49 on Friday afternoon, informed police official Mike Bush.

  • 12:06 PM IST

    New Zealand Mosque Shooting Live: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says 40 people have lost their lives; more than 20 people seriously injured in Christchurch mosque shooting.

  • 11:59 AM IST

    New Zealand Mosque Shooting Live: Christchurch attacker an ‘extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist’, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was quoted as saying in a PTI news alert. He declined to provide further details, saying the investigation was being led by New Zealand authorities.

  • 10:44 AM IST

    New Zealand Mosque Shooting Live: The police have reportedly lifted a lockdown put in place after deadly armed assaults on two Christchurch mosques. “Police can now confirm the lock down of schools throughout Christchurch has been lifted,” New Zealand Police said in a statement.

  • 10:32 AM IST
    New Zealand Mosque Shooting Live: The police said that a number of improvised explosive devices found on vehicles after the Mosque shootings have been defused.
  • 10:32 AM IST

    New Zealand Mosque Shooting Live: According to Zee News, at least 27 people are feared dead in the ‘terror attack’ in Christchurch. Four suspects have been taken into custody till now. The police have said that the ‘danger is not gone’.

  • 10:13 AM IST

    New Zealand Mosque Shooting Live: Four people, including one woman and three men, have been taken into custody, informed Mike Bush, New Zealand Police. He added, “We are still looking at the circumstances around it. Let’s not presume that the danger is gone.”

  • 10:05 AM IST

    New Zealand Mosque Shooting Live: A distressing footage is going viral on the internet relating to the incident in Christchurch. The police have urged public not to share the link. “Police are aware there is extremely distressing footage relating to the incident in Christchurch circulating online. We would strongly urge that the link not be shared. We are working to have any footage removed,” a tweet by New Zealand police read.

  • 9:46 AM IST

Christchurch Shootout Live: At least 49 persons were killed, whereas over 20 are believed to be critically injured in New Zealand Mosque shooting at two mosques in Christchurch. Four suspects including three men and a woman have been taken into custody, police official Mike Bush informed.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the incident and termed the incident as ‘one of darkest days for New Zealand’. Reportedly, she also suspected it to be a terrorist attack and called it an ‘unprecedented violent crime’. On the other hand, no terrorist organisation has as of yet claimed the responsibility of the ‘attack’.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s cricket team escaped the attack unhurt. “They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel,” Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus told AFP.

In the aftermath, the Hagley Oval test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh cricket teams, which was scheduled to begin from tomorrow, stands cancelled. The cricket board of both countries confirmed that ‘the team members and support staff groups are safe’.

The New Zealand police has issued an advisory urging all mosques nationally to shut their doors. The department has advised people to refrain from visiting any mosque until further notice.

Media reports suggest that first shooting incident was reported at Masjid al Noor. It was filled with worshippers at the time of ‘attack’. The members of Bangladesh cricket team were also in the premises. Meanwhile, second shooting took place at ‘Linwood Masjid Mosque’ in Linwood.