This Happened - March 15: Mosque Shootings In Christchurch
The terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand involving a lone gunman who opened fire on worshippers. 51 people are killed and 50 others injured at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre took place on this day in 2019.
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Who was responsible for the mosque attacks in New Zealand?
Australian citizen named Brenton Tarrant was responsible for the attacks. He used semi-automatic weapons during the attacks, and he also live-streamed the shootings on social media. The attacks were motivated by white nationalist and anti-Muslim beliefs, and the incident was widely condemned as a terrorist attack. A total of 51 people were killed and 50 others were injured.
What did Jacinda Ardern do after the mosque attacks?
New Zealand's government, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, responded swiftly to the attacks, implementing a range of measures to support the victims and their families, as well as enacting new gun control laws and increasing resources for counterterrorism efforts.
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