New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (File Photo/IANS)

Christchurch victims’ kin to get bodies soon: PM

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday said bodies of those killed in the Christchurch mosques shooting will begin to be returned to their families starting with a small number. Police and Coronial Services were working with urgency and care to identify the victims and handle them according to an internationally approved process, […]

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Christchurch was a ‘lone wolf’ attack: Police

Christchurch:┬áThe man charged for Friday’s twin mosque attacks in this New Zealand city is believed to have acted alone, police said on Sunday. Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-described white supremacist, live-streamed the attack on Facebook, the BBC reported. Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that the 28-year-old was the only person charged with carrying out the […]

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (File Photo: IANS)

‘Received gunman’s manifesto 9 mins before attack’

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday said she received the Christchurch gunman’s ‘manifesto’ barely nine minutes before the attack. The attacker was brought down within 36 minutes, she told the press, as she announced a crucial cabinet meet on Monday. Ardern said by the time a police plan was in place, the […]


NZ killer’s rifles had white supremacist graffiti

Wellington: Twenty-eight-year-old Brenton Tarrant, the main suspect in the deadly terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, opened fire on worshippers using rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti after listening to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal. Two of the rifles used by the the right-wing extremist who filmed himself during the Friday bloodbath […]