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Christchurch: Firing in two Mosques, 50 killed, explosives defused (Text and Video)

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CHRISTCHURCH: Gunmen opened fire in Masjid al Noor at Deans Avenue and Linwood Masjid in Linwood here today (1.45 pm local time) killing 50 and injuring 20 (including four Pakistani) namazis offering Friday prayers. 
Two Pakistani citizens Naeem Butt and his son Talha Naeem died in the incident. 
According to sources, multiple explosive devices, that were attached to vehicles, were defused by the law enforcing agencies.

CHRISTCHURCH: Gunmen who opened fire in two mosques here today live-streamed the slaughter on Facebook showing the execution of namazis in the 17-minute video. A gunman who drives away in a Subaru station wagon (beige) after shooting is heard saying: “There wasn’t even time to aim… there were so many targets”. 

New Zealand Police took to the twitter to comment on the footage:

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Although the Police has nabbed four suspects (three men and a woman) in connection with the shooting, their identities had so far not been revealed. Police had later confirmed that one man in his late 20s had been charged with murders, and that two explosive devices were found attached to a vehicle that they had stopped.

Just before the attack, in a social media post (account that most probably belonged to one of the shooters) posted a link to an 87-page manifesto harboring anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas and justification for the attack. 

By means of Twitter, the NZ Police has asked all mosques nationally to shut their doors and advised that people refrain from visiting.

Police here took to the twitter to proclaim: “We continue to utilize every possible resource to resolve the situation Police work with a number o agencies in preparation for events of this nature and we have plans and procedures in place which we are following.”

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern while talking at a Presser held in Wellington termed the day as one of the country’s darkest: “What has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.” Ardern said the attacker had “no place in New Zealand. For now, my thoughts and I’m sure the thoughts of all New Zealanders are with those who have been affected their families,” she said.  PM believes that people lost their lives as a result of extreme violence in (city’s main Al-Noor Mosque and in Linwood in the suburb). According to her, the act can now only be described as a terrorist attack. Confirming that four people had been taken into custody the PM said New Zealand had been placed on its highest security threat level.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressing a Presser has confirmed that at least one of the individuals taken into custody is an Australian born citizen. PM held that the shooting was carried out by an extremist right-wing violent terrorist outfit. 
Pakistani PM also used Twitter to express his shock and grief at the tragedy: 

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Bangladesh Cricket Team narrowly escaped the attack:

According to a Twitterati, Bangladesh team escaped from a mosque near Hagley where there were active shooters and ran back through Hagley Park to the Oval. When the attack commenced some of the Bangladesh players disembarked from a team bus and were about to enter the mosque. Bangladesh cricket board is in contact with New Zealand cricket authorities apropos safety of players. 

A relevant piece published: 

Turkey’s Erdogan ‘strongly condemns’ New Zealand mosque killings

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Latest weapons being provided to Police

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RAWALPINDI: IGP Punjab, Amjad Javed Saleemi on Monday said that in order to promote professional skills of the police force, the cops were being equipped with the latest training facilities to curb crimes.
He stated this while addressing 60th passing-out Parade of 217 ASIs in Police College. Addl. IG Police training (Punjab) Tariq Masood Yasin, Superintendent College Sihala Amir Khaleel Syed, City Police Officer (CPO) Abbas Ahsan, senior police officers, and faculty members were present on the occasion. Smartly dressed contingents of police marched passed in front of the dais. IGP appreciated the high standard of the parade. Addressing the participants he said that in the present age where criminals had to find out new methods of criminal activities, it was imperative that standards of police training would also be improved in accordance with the requirements. He said that the police force was being made people-friendly and the police officers were directed to fulfill their obligation of providing security to the people. He said the police force had rendered great services for maintenance of peace and the officers and officials had presented their lives while discharging their professional responsibilities.
He said they were trying to dispel the negative impression of police by inculcating high moral values and sense of responsibility among the police force. The IGP said those who had been recruited were lucky because they had been entrusted responsibility to safeguard the lives and properties of the citizens. Amjad Javed said that latest weapons had been provided to police to enable them to foil the attempts of anti-state elements. He said that police force had been made service-oriented police by imparting them training of security intelligence, crime central investigation, and other similar disciplines. Commandant Police College Sihala Muhammad Ihsan Tufail on the occasion said that syllabus of college had been reviewed and new disciplines were incorporated in the training modules. He said that the College had imparted training to 90,000 police officials, terming it the best training institute in the country.

 

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CDA removes illegally constructed houses 

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ISLAMABAD: CDA carried out anti-encroachment operation in collaboration with ICT Administration in Malpur Village and removed structures of newly illegal constructed houses on the state land.

The object of this operation was to remove the structure of newly illegal constructed house from state land. During the operation Assistant Commissioner (Secretariat), ICT has provided magisterial cover, while staff of Enforcement Directorate participated in the operation and also used heavy machinery to demolish the illegal constructions and vacated the state land from the illegal occupants.

During the operation, structures of five under construction houses with outer boundaries got razed down with the help of heavy machinery. Furthermore, the occupants of remaining structures are being served with notices under the law for removal of their illegal constructions at the earliest to avert any loss or damages. It is pertinent to mention here that CDA in collaboration with ICT continues ongoing anti-encroachment operation along the Right of Way of Murree Road, started mid of the last month to eliminate illegal activities and encroachments from the area.

 

 

 

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District admin gets 50 Kanal state land vacated!

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PESHAWAR: District administration vacated 50 Kanal state land during grand anti-encroachment operation in Mera Kachori, a suburban locality here today. 
On the directives of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Peshawar Dr. Imran Hamid Sheikh, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Shahid Ali Khan and Assistant Commissioner (AC), Sara Rehman directly monitored the operation and remained present on the occasion.
Town Municipal Officer (TMO) Town-IV, Waheedur Rehman, SHO Chamkani Police Station, Ahmadullah Khan, officials of Rescue 1122 and other department participated in the operation. A heavy contingent of police was deployed to avert any kind of unpleasant incident.
During the operation, the administration demolished over 70 illegal constructions and vacated 50 Kanal state lands. Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Dr. Imran Hamid Sheikh has said that anti-encroachment operation would continue and similar action against encroachment mafia in other localities will also begin soon.

 

 

 

 

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