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49 killed as gunmen open fire in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch

(CNN)At least 49 people have been killed and 20 seriously injured after gunmen opened fire in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspects held "extremist views" that have no place in New Zealand or the world.Forty-one people were killed when gunmen stormed the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, New Zealand's Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Friday evening local time. Seven people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and one person died from their injuries in hospital. Both mosques are in Christchurch's ...
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