49 people were killed after a gunman opened fire on Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand forcing the city of Christchurch into lockdown as police launched a massive manhunt. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that the gunman is a citizen of his country. He also called the shooter an “extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist”.
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‘Despicable act of terrorism’: Rahul Gandhi
“The New Zealand Shooting is a despicable act of terrorism, that must be condemned unequivocally. The world stands in need of compassion & understanding. Not bigotry & hate filled extremism. My condolences to the families of the victims. My prayers go out to those who were injured,” tweeted Congress national chief Rahul Gandhi.
Two Hyderabadis among victims in New Zealand firing
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