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Survivors tell of Christchurch mosque massacres terror

Survivors of the Christchurch mosque shootings have recalled how elderly worshippers and children were mercilessly gunned down as a heavily armed attacker methodically targeted Muslims Friday in New Zealand s worst massacre. At least 49 people died and another 48 were injured in the assault on two mosques in the South Island city, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said marked one of New Zealand s darkest days. Anwar Alsaleh was preparing for Friday prayers on the Muslim holy day at the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch -- where 41 victims were killed -- when a gunman walked in. Anwar hid in a bathroom and tried to call emergency services as shots rang out, telling stuff.co.nz he heard the gunman say an expletive about Muslims and We re going to kill you today. He said he heard people begging for their lives. They shot them until they died, he said. At least another seven people died at the Linwood Avenue mosque, about five kilometres away, where Syed Mazharuddin ...


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