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Pakistan condemns New Zealand firing at mosques

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday denounced the New Zealand shootings at mosques that claimed several lives and injured many, ARY News reported.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, in his tweet said, “Pakistan condemns the tragic terrorist incident in New Zealand. Our High Commission is in touch with the local authorities and trying to ascertain details.”

At least twenty seven worshipers were killed and several injured as unknown assailants opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Witnesses told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the Al Noor mosque.

New Zealand’s Police Commissioner Mike Bush said “as far as we know” multiple fatalities occurred at two mosques. Police had one person in custody but they were not sure if others were involved, and people should stay away from mosques.

Police said earlier they were hunting “an active shooter” in the center of Christchurch city.

“A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter,” New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.

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