Jarring photo shows blood-soaked survivor of New Zealand attack

New Zealand mosque shooting: At least 49 killed after gunmen open fire

One man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the attack, while three other suspects are in police custody as authorities try to determine their involvement.

A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

"I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11", Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan posted on social media.

In a brief statement on Twitter this morning, the prime minister said Canadians join New Zealanders and Muslim communities around the world in grieving.

"An expert testified before parliament in 2016 that it was only a matter of time before a mass shooting occurred in New Zealand", he told SBS News.

The video footage showed a man driving to the mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside.

Relief groups like the New Zealand Red Cross are already helping the community register missing persons, connect with loved ones, or mark themselves safe.

Peneha, who lives next door, said the gunman ran out of the mosque, dropped what appeared to be a semi-automatic weapon in his driveway and fled.

In a rambling manifesto published online to justify the murderous attacks that followed, he introduced himself as "just a regular white man" of "Scottish, Irish and English stock".

Last year, New Zealand's prime minister announced that the country would boost its annual refugee quota from 1,000 to 1,500 in 2020.

Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in a vehicle and neutralized by the military, while police raided a home in Dunedin, where Ardern said the suspect was based.

National Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs Dr Bryce Wakefield said New Zealand's gun laws "were known for being particularly lax". The New Zealand-Bangladesh third Test match set to be played in Christchurch was cancelled.

Prosecutors in Bulgaria launched a probe into a recent visit to the country by the terrorist behind the attack.

There are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in fact have no place in the world.

Christchurch was the home of these victims.

Below are four ways you can support the New Zealand shootings survivors and families of victims.

Those new amendments included greater oversight over the acquisition of ammunition, restricting sales to only firearms license holders and requiring permits for people to order guns or ammunition by mail, updating and adding more information including photographs to individuals'gun licenses, and requiring secure storage for guns.

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