In pictures: New Zealand mosques attack

An attack on two crowded mosques during Friday prayers left multiple people dead


AFP / Reuters March 15, 2019
A car with shattered windows is parked close to the mosque after a gunman filming himself firing at worshippers inside in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

Fifteen pictures of the aftermath of a firing incident in Christchurch, New Zealand.

This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows ambulances rushing towards the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows ambulances rushing towards the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows residents gathering close to the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows residents gathering close to the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows police officers cordoning a street near the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows police officers cordoning a street near the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows a police cordoning off the area near the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows a police cordoning off the area near the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows armed New Zealand special forces arriving outside the mosque following a shooting in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows armed New Zealand special forces arriving outside the mosque following a shooting in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a victim arriving at a hospital following the mosque shooting in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a victim arriving at a hospital following the mosque shooting in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a victim arriving at a hospital following the mosque shooting in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a victim arriving at a hospital following the mosque shooting in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

Police corden off the areas close to the mosque after a gunman filmed himself firing at worshippers inside in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP Police corden off the areas close to the mosque after a gunman filmed himself firing at worshippers inside in Christchurch. PHOTO: AFP

New Zealand police Commissioner Mike Bush speak to the media after an attack on a mosque in Christchurch at the Royal Society building in Wellington. PHOTO: AFP New Zealand police Commissioner Mike Bush speak to the media after an attack on a mosque in Christchurch at the Royal Society building in Wellington. PHOTO: AFP

Bloodied bandages on the road following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS Bloodied bandages on the road following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS

Members of a family react outside the mosque following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS Members of a family react outside the mosque following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS

Grieving members of the public following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS Grieving members of the public following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS

AOS (Armed Offenders Squad) push back members of the public following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS AOS (Armed Offenders Squad) push back members of the public following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS

An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. PHOTO: REUTERS

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FAISAL GORAYA | 2 years ago | Reply It is a horrific terrorist attack on Muslim community gathered in the mosque for Jummah prayer left us in Pakistan heart-wrenched. May Allah Pak grant the martyrs highest ranks in Jannah & enable the rest bear this irreparable loss. May Allah protect Muslims all other the world.
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