Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bangladesh PM Hasina condemns New Zealand mosque shootings

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-03-15 14:54:20 BdST

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock over shootings in two mosques in New Zealand that killed at least 49 people and injured many others.

In a message to her New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern, Hasina has expressed her deep shock and condemned the shootings in the New Zealand mosques, according to the prime minister’s press wing.

At least 49 people have lost their lives in the act of extreme violence when gunmen opened fire on the mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers.

As many as 41 people died at one mosque, seven at another and one person died in hospital, New Zealand's Police Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters, describing the attack as a "very well-planned event".

The man charged with murder is in his late 20s and should appear in Christchurch court on Saturday, Bush added.