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New Zealand Mosque Shootings: 49 People Killed in Terrorist Attacks on Worshippers

NBC – Nearly 50 worshippers were killed in mass shootings during Friday prayers at two mosques in New Zealand in what the country’s prime minister called “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”

“This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who described the shootings as a terrorist attack that appeared to have been well-planned.

One man was in custody, charged with murder, and he appeared to have livestreamed much of the attacks on Facebook.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said 49 people were killed with many more wounded. Scores of family members were awaiting news about missing loved ones, including children, at a local hospital.

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