An extremely tragic incident took place this morning leaving 20 plus injured and 49 individuals dead in a merciless shootout at NewZealand’s Christchurch mosques.

According to reports, gunmen opened fire in 2 mosques resulting in several injuries and deaths. The gunmen also reportedly shot the entire episode live on Facebook for approximately 17 minutes.

The Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch and the other in suburban Linwood were packed with worshippers for Friday prayers during the afternoon when the incident took place.

The Bangladesh cricket team also had a narrow escape as the team members were on their way for prayers when the attack happened.

Police have advised the Muslim community to stay indoors and try not to visit mosques as they investigate if there are or were more than one gunman involved.

A witness claimed to have seen one man being shot in the head. He added:

I heard three quick shots then after about 10 seconds it started again it must have been an automatic no one could pull a trigger that quick. Then people started running out. Some were covered in blood. – Witness told AFP

Police have stated that they have made 4 arrests, including taking a woman into custody who might have connections to the shooting.

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Pakistani Celebrities & Influencers Condemn the Christchurch Attack

Several Pakistani celebrities and influencers around the country have condemned the attack and have shown solidarity for the families of the victims.

*Note: This is a developing story