Alleged mosque shooter was armed to kill even more people

A police officer looks for explosive devices near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch New Zealand

Australian Man Appears In Court On Murder Charge After Christchurch Attack

Meantime, Survivors of the deadly mosque shooting said the death toll may have been much higher without the quick thinking of one man.

Judge Paul Kellar allowed journalists to use cameras and shoot video but said Tarrant's face must be obscured in order to protect his right to a fair trial. The pre-schooler was praying alongside her father Waseeim at the Al Noor mosque when she was shot at least three times. No images have emerged from there.

A total of four people were arrested in connection with the incident - one of whom was in possession of a firearm but with the intention of assisting police was released a short time later.

"He will certainly face the justice system of New Zealand for the terrorist attack that he has committed here", Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters.

Bob Parker, a former Christchurch mayor, said it was unclear why security agencies weren't aware of the threat Tarrant posed.

He said the Fijian people stood with their Pacific family in this time of suffering and sadness, and we condemn all forms of hatred and terror.

Australian police say the family of Tarrant is helping their investigation.

Bangladesh cricketers arrived in a bus and it was only about 50 yards from the mosque. "Just helping people is his main thing".

He said up to 70 people were praying inside Linwood when gunshots were heard.

He added that the country was proud of Naeem Rashid, one of the victims, who the premier said would be recognised for his courage with a national award.

The hospital also confirmed 39 people are still receiving treatment, with 11 of them in intensive care. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

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"That is an area in which I am seeking advice", she said.

The New Zealand Herald obtained additional footage showing three police officers standing over the 28-year-old suspect, who is then dragged down the sidewalk to a police vehicle, his hands cuffed behind his back.

Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) Colin Tukuitonga also showed his support for New Zealand and those who lost loved ones. Two other men remain in custody, although their link to the attack is unknown.

The majority of victims were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population.

A floral tribute is laying on Deans Avenue in Christchurch after a right-wing extremist killed 49 people in two mosques.

She said it did not provide details that could have been acted upon immediately. While interpretation of Islamic law regarding burials varies, burying a person as soon as possible after death is a fundamental principal of Islam, usually no more than 24 hours later.

New Zealand has in the past tried to tighten firearm laws, but a strong gun lobby and culture of hunting has stymied such efforts.

The New Zealand Red Cross has published a list of missing persons on its website.

The AR-15 is a semi-automatic version of the United States military M16 rifle.

Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonisation of Muslims.

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