49 killed in terrorist attacks at New Zealand mosques

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(CNN) — Forty-nine people are dead and dozens injured in a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Police say one man has been charged with murder.

Three others are also in custody, but it’s unclear if they will be charged in the shooting.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern says “extremist views” have no place in New Zealand or the world.

“It is with extreme sadness that I tell you that, as at 7pm tonight, we believe that 40 people have lost their lives in this act of extreme violence. Ten have died at Linwood Avenue mosque, three of which were outside the mosque itself. A further thirty have been killed at Dean’s Avenue mosque,” said Ardern. “There are also more than twenty seriously injured who are currently in Christchurch ANE. It is clear that this could now only be described as a terrorist attack.”

President Trump tweeted his condolences on Friday morning, sending his “warmest sympathies and best wishes” to the people of New Zealand. He also said that the “U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do.”

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