The main suspect is a 28-year-old Australian, who is to appear tomorrow before the court and charged with the murder accused. The facts at a Glance.
In two mosques in the new Zealand city of Christchurch have one or more Shooters opened fire and at least 49 people were killed and many more injured. The whole country is in shock. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke of "one of the darkest days in new Zealand". The attacks were to be regarded as a "terrorist attack", which was apparently "well-prepared".
What do we know about the attack and what is still unclear.
What we know
informed The police that the attack at least 49 people have been killed. The Prime Minister Ardern had previously spoken of at least 40 dead. According to information from the health authorities, 48 people with gunshot wounds are treated in the hospitals of the city. The attacks took place in Al-Noor mosque in the city centre of Christchurch and at a mosque in the suburb of Linwood. They took place during Friday prayers, when the mosques were full. Against 13.15 PM local time the first shots were fired. Four Suspects took the police initially detained three men and a woman. One of them had had a gun, but nothing to do with the thing. In addition, police found two improvised explosive devices. The location of the find, i.e., whether the explosives in the car of the shooter, or at different cars was found, there was initially conflicting information. The main suspect is 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, who appeared on Saturday morning (local time) before a court and charged with the murder accused. Two more Suspects are, according to the Prime Minister Ardern is still in custody. Tarrant streamed to the fact live on Facebook. The social network deleted his account after a police note - the Video has been circulating yet more in the net. In the Video, a Serbian nationalist is listening skills the fight song. The song "Karadžić, lead your Serbs" has been circulating the Internet for some years in connection with an anti-Muslim Meme. As Memes images, and Videos are referred to, are widely used in the Internet often. The alleged Terrorist Brenton Tarrant, the attack, the Al-Noor mosque, is, according to the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, a right-wing Australians. He had, however, stood not on any terrorist list. The man is supposed to have visited last November, Bulgaria. The Bulgarian authorities are currently investigating the reasons behind this trip. The 28-Year-old was from the 9. to 15. November 2018 in the country stopped, said Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarow in Sofia. Then, he had traveled to Romania and Hungary. In Bulgaria now, investigations had been initiated to review, what motives there were for the trip. the
What we know
the identities of The other two arrested are not yet known. How the attack happened, is unclear. The police made so far, no information if only one of the Suspects shot actually, and then of a mosque in the other went, or whether the attackers coordinated in two places at the same time struck. In the network, a radical right-wing Manifesto, which seems to be the stop to announce the courses. Whether the author is really the culprit, or one of the detainees, not yet. Also, it is not known whether the Suspects were linked to other right-wing groups or organisations. Whether there are other accomplices or behind men who have not yet been arrested, is currently still open. In a statement on Friday morning (local time) warned the police: "There is no guarantee that the risk only applies to the Canterbury Region, all new Zealanders need to be especially vigilant."