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Dozens killed as gunman livestreams New Zealand mosque shootings

A gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques, some as they were kneeling at prayer, livestreaming online some of the killings that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.

The gunman broadcast footage of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch on Facebook, mirroring the carnage played out in video games, after publishing a “manifesto” in which he denounced immigrants, calling them “invaders”.

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Witness Len Peneha said he saw a man dressed in black enter the mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror. Peneha, who lives next door to the mosque, said the gunman ran out of the mosque, dropped what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapon in his driveway, and fled.


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National carrier Air New Zealand cancelled at least 17 flights in and out of Christchurch, saying it couldn't properly screen customers and their baggage following the shootings. Police said the investigation has extended 360 kilometres (240 miles) to the south, where homes in Dunedin were evacuated around a "location of interest."


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