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3 Bangladeshis killed in New Zealand terror attacks: reports

At least three Bangladeshis were killed and seven others injured in New Zealand s worst terror attacks on Friday that claimed 49 lives, Bangladeshi media reported. At least 49 worshippers were killed and 20 others injured in attacks on the Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood Mosque in the city s outer suburb. The gunman at one mosque was an Australian-born citizen and has been described as an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist. It was not immediately clear how many attackers were involved, but New Zealand police said three men had been taken into custody. Three Bangladeshis were killed and seven others from the country were in hospitals with gunshot wounds, quoted Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, Bangladesh s honorary consul in Auckland, citing local residents. The Bangladeshis who died in the attacks have been identified as Dr Abdus Samad, a professor of Lincoln University in New Zealand, his wife and another woman, Hosne Ara Farid, the website ...

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