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An armed man opened fire inside a mosque in New Zealand

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Updated:15/03/2019 04:06h

An armed man entered today in a mosque in the town new zealand-Christchurch and fired at the parishioners, and causing an undetermined number of victims, local media reported.

A spokesman for the muslim community, Mustafa Farouk, indicated that at least six people were injured, two of them seriously, in the assault on the mosque, where he had gathered between 300 and 500 people, according to Radio New Zealand.

The Police have blocked the center of the city, situated on the South Island of new zealand, and has called on the population to remain confined in their homes while searching for the assailant, who fled.

The Police said on its Twitter account that it “is using all its capacities to handle this situation, but the risk remains very high”.

According to an eyewitness, the assailant was wearing a helmet, sunglasses and a military jacket, and used an automatic weapon with which he made a dozen shots.

Among the parishioners who were in the mosque were several members of the cricket team of Bangladesh, that morning I had planned to play a match against New Zealand.

Several witnesses indicated that a second mosque of the city was evacuated and cordoned off by the police.

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