New Zealand mosque attacks: What we know so far

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"Police can now confirm the lockdown of schools throughout Christchurch has been lifted", the police said in a statement. Two others remain in custody.

Map locates two mosques in Christchurch and Linwood, New Zealand, where mass shootings occurred.

Police departments in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco said extra precautions will be taken at mosques beginning Friday, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan offered condolences and reassurances to the city's Muslim community.

He stormed the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch and opened fire on hundreds of worshippers who were attending Friday prayers. Police later said one of the arrests didn't relate to the shootings. The police said there were also multiple improvised explosive devices attached to vehicles as part of the attack.

However, the killers were not on any watch list confirmed by the authorities.

Gym manager Tracey Gray confirmed the man who filmed the attack and streamed it online was Tarrant.

Nichols said he saw two injured people being carried out on stretchers past his automotive shop and that both people appeared to be alive. Jesus calls us to love one another.

A police officer is seen after reports that several shots had been fired at a mosque, in central Christchurch, New Zealand March 15, 2019, in this still image taken from video.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a message "to the Islamic world and the people of New Zealand, who have been targeted by this deplorable act", which he described as "the latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia".

The Queen also sent a message to the people of New Zealand on Friday. "It looks as though the worst has happened", she said.

"Many of those affected may be migrants to New Zealand".

A spokesperson for the Muslim Community Center here in Indy told FOX59 he's been sick over the news. Our prayers for all affected and for Muslim friends and neighbours here. More than 20 were seriously wounded in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a "terrorist attack".

Christchurch, a relatively small city in the south of New Zealand, hit global headlines in 2011 when it was struck by a deadly quake. "It's very grave, it's very serious", he told reporters.

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Tarrant, in his rambling manifesto, deemed Trump "a symbol of renewed white identity".

One man outside the mosque said that he prayed that the gunman would "run out of bullets".

"He had a big gun ... he came and started shooting everyone in the mosque, everywhere", said witness Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, according to Reuters.

"My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the awful massacre in the Mosques".

Local media reported at least nine people were dead.

Six Indonesians had been inside one of the mosques, with three managing to escape and three unaccounted for, its foreign minister said. "It's unbelievably nutty. I don't understand how anyone could do this to these people, to anyone".

He then walks outside to the street, where he shoots at people on the sidewalk.

The two mosques are about five kilometers apart.

After going back outside and shooting a woman there, he gets back in his auto, where a song can be heard blasting. The singer bellows, "I am the god of hellfire!" and the gunman drives away.

Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population, a 2013 census showed.

The footage showed the killer was carrying a shotgun and two fully automatic military assault rifles, with an extra magazine taped to one of the weapons so that he could reload quickly. He also had more assault weapons in the trunk of his auto, along with what appeared to be improvised explosives.

Safder said they may step up security after this attack. He describes himself in the manifesto as an ethno-nationalist and fascist.

Whether there are more suspects - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said the government has no reason to believe there are more suspects, but was not assuming that was the case and intelligence services and police were working on establishing this.