New Zealand mosque massacre death toll rises to 50

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Outside one of the two mosques, 32-year-old Ash Mohammed pushed through police barricades in hopes of finding out what happened to his father and two brothers, whose cellphones rang unanswered. No images have emerged from there.

Ms Ardern has been fulsome in her praise of police officers and emergency services, as well as defence specialists for defusing improvised explosive devices.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a letter to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday, saying that "hatred and violence have no place in diverse and democratic societies".

British security sources said there were no apparent United Kingdom links to the attack.

"Unfortunately, we are all too familiar with the devastating effect a mass shooting has on a faith community", said Meryl Ainsman, chair of the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Police said two other people were in custody. "But we are so aware of the cultural and religious needs, so we are doing that as quickly and sensitively as possible", Bush said. Christchurch Hospital continued to care for 36 wounded in the shootings, including 11 critically injured.

Christchurch residents including the Muslim community are mourning the victims of the attacks.

"Two do remain critical, and we also have one child being well looked after at hospital in Christchurch".

Dozens of people laid flowers at cordons near both mosques in Christchurch, which is still rebuilding after an quake in 2011 killed nearly 200 people.

"New Zealanders are devastated", Jackson said in a statement to Variety.

Ardern said Saturday that she had met with relatives of the victims and their "key concern" was to have access to their loved ones' remains for burial.

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The second attack took place at the Linwood mosque about 5 kilometres (3 miles) away.

The victims of Friday's shooting included immigrants from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

"I'm not sure how to deal with this".

If you are 16 years old or over you can apply for a firearms licence [sic].

"She came here for the she is shocked", he said, adding his mother was too afraid to leave her house. Several New Zealand politicians, including National Party leader Simon Bridges and parliament speaker Trevor Mallard, were on the mailing list.

She said the shooter had five guns, two of them semi-automatic.

"While work is being done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now: Our gun laws will change", she said at a press conference.

Four New Zealand women hugged each other outside the cordon.

Watch: PM Ardern's comments on tightening gun laws. Tarrant did not apply for bail, and per ABC News reports, did not apply to have his name suppressed. Neighboring Australia has virtually banned semi-automatic rifles from private ownership since a lone gunman killed 35 people with assault rifles in 1996. Until Friday, the country's worst mass shooting was in 1990, when a lone gunman killed 13 people in the small town of Aramoana.

President Donald Trump, who has a record of Islamophobic rhetoric, online behavior and policies, tweeted out his "warmest sympathy and best wishes" to the people of New Zealand.

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