The world reacts to New Zealand mosque attacksWorld leaders react with horror to the deadly attacks
The world reacts to New Zealand mosque attacks World leaders react with horror to the deadly attacks
World leaders react with horror to the deadly attacks at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers The attacks in the city of Christchurch were carried out when the mosques were crowded during Friday prayers [Anadolu]
Political leaders from across the world have expressed their condemnation at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday. Forty-nine people were killed and at least 20 suffered serious injuries in the shootings targeting the mosques during Friday prayers New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said the attacks appeared to be a well planned terrorist attack.
Police say three men and a woman are in custody in connection with the attacks.
The timing of the shootings and the posting on social media of what appeared to be live point of view video footage of the assault by a gunman, added to the distress of many. Here is how political leaders around the world reacted soon after the incident
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday condemned the deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand, saying it illustrated the growing hostility towards Islam “idly” watched by the world.