Three of seven New Zealand attack victims are in critical condition: PM

The attacker was shot dead by police on Friday, after launching his stabbing spree


Reuters September 04, 2021
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds a press conference at New Zealand Parliament, in response to what she characterised as a terror attack by a violent extremist at an Auckland mall, in Auckland, New Zealand, September 3, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS

WELLINGTON:

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that a total of seven people were wounded in an attack by an Islamist militant in an Auckland shopping mall and three are in critical condition.

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Ardern released more details about the attacker, who police shot dead on Friday moments after he launched his stabbing spree, but said his name could not be revealed due to a court order.

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