Deadly New Zealand mosque attacks

The nation's prime minister says it appears to have been a well-planned terrorist attack. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
1:48 | 03/15/19

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We want to get right to wouldn't begin with that breaking news in New Zealand violence against mosque during Friday prayers police in the city of Christ's church have to his sights locked down in both popular mosque in the city. As the investigation into the attacks gets under way at those sites police say four people three men and a woman are in custody. Police did not immediately release the ducks will only saying multiple people were killed. Police also diffused several and for improvised explosive devices that were found on vehicles after the shootings. A man who is claiming responsibility through social media left behind a lengthy anti immigrant manifesto. Identifies himself as an Australian living in New Zealand. Country's prime minister spoke a short time ago. This is one of New Zealand's. Dot kissed dice. Overnight New Zealand prime minister addressing the nation after an attack in one of its largest cities. Christ church home to nearly half a million people the scene of carnage at two mosques. The violence breaking out during traditional Friday prayers sending people running for cover places some. People had relied on that. Or be in some people who had a link being they're dead movement to you know I realized that it wasn't really city. Other witnesses say they saw bodies everywhere. Video on New Zealand television showed police taking a possible suspect into custody after Raymond a person's car. Across New Zealand shock at the violence and resolve from the prime minister. The it is not a place and New Zealand for such X of extreme. And unprecedented. Violence which is it is clear this act laws. And police and major cities here in the United States including Los Angeles and San Francisco say they're beefing up security around mosque. Just out of an abundance of caution.

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