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"Humanity is at a loss, it was a place of worship.thank god the #BangladeshCricketTeam are safe", Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed tweeted.Christchurch witnessed a horrific terror attack on Friday as two mosques were attacked by armed gunmen.

A grandmother of the Australian man suspected of killing 50 people in two New Zealand mosques said she was "just devastated" for the dead and injured.

The victims' names were not made public.

Twelve operating theatres worked through the night on the more than 40 people wounded, said hospital authorities. Hospital officials said some of the wounded were in a critical condition. Javed Dadabhai, who flew from Auckland after learning about the death of his 35-year-old cousin Junaid Mortara, said the Muslim community was being patient.

Following the horrendous massacre, a 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Tarrant, has been charged with murder.

Ardern, the prime minister, said New Zealand was chosen for the attack "because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values".

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said that gun laws will be reformed after the attacks, as legislation allowed the suspect the legally obtain a semi-automatic weapon. Ms Ardern said he was being held in a specialist security facility. Authorities have declined to discuss potential motives for the attack.

He added that a suspect has been charged with murder and is to stand before court on Saturday, meanwhile, three more suspects have been arrested. He was remanded in custody without plea and is due to appear in court on April 5.

With 49 people killed in the mosque attacks, it was by far the deadliest shooting in modern New Zealand history. Do you have a message of support for our friends in New Zealand?

Numerous victims hailed from around the world.

"He used to teach at a university", Dr. Khurshid Alam said of his brother, the elder Rashid.

"They may take our innocence but we will show the world the meaning of love and compassion", said one note taped to flowers left on a road divider.

"I would also like to commend - and some of you would have seen, the courageous actions on social media of police staff who responded to this incident", he said.

The gunman fires dozens of bullets at people trying to run away or lying down in huddled groups in corners of the rooms.

Twitter said it had suspended the account where the links first appeared and was "proactively working to remove the video content from the service", according to a spokesman. "And he was dead".

"She came here for the peace.now she is shocked", he said, adding his mother was too afraid to leave her house.

Tarrant stayed in a hotel in Nagar valley for two days from October 22 to October 24, the hotel owner confirmed.

"He was a regular tourist", the hotel owner told CNN.

Ankara on Friday said it was investigating Tarrant's multiple visits to Turkey, and who he might have met while he was there.

Several countries checked their records after the attacks and discovered that he had also embarked on other travels.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the attacks the "latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia". "The offender was mobile, there were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in, and it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack", he told reporters.

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