New Zealand Attack: Pakistan’s Naeem Rashid Lost His Life While Battling Terrorist


New Zealand attack: Pakistan’s Naeem Rashid lost his life while battling terrorist

His son Talha was also killed along with him.

Lahore (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 16th March, 2019) At least two Pakistanis are confirmed to have been killed in the New Zealand attack.

New Zealand authorities informed that Naeem Rashid, hailing from Abbottabad, Pakistan was killed along with his 18-year-old son Talha Naeem in the mosque attack.

Naeem’s family said that the New Zealand authorities have formally called his wife to inform about their death.

Naeem was killed while trying to stop the terrorist who opened fire at the mosque. His son Talha was also killed along with him.

Naeem’s brother Dr Khurshid also confirmed their killing.

Dr Khurshid said that his brother Naeem was working as a teacher in New Zealand while his nephew was a student.

Both had gone to the mosque to offer Friday prayers when they became a victim of the terrorist attack.

At least five Pakistanis were missing after the attacks on mosques in New Zealand, said Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner in Wellington.

The Deputy High Commissioner said that they were making all-out efforts to find the missing Pakistanis and added that the Christchurch police and hospitals' management were unable to give any details.

New Zealand was struck by two deadly attacks in Christchurch on Friday, with 49 people killed and another 20 seriously injured after gun assaults on mosques as Muslims worshipped.

During afternoon prayers on Friday, a gunman opened fire inside the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, killing 41. Another seven were killed at a second mosque five kilometres away in suburban Linwood, three of them outside the building.

It is unclear where the remaining victim died.

Witnesses said some victims were shot at close range, with a Palestinian man at one of the mosques saying he saw someone shot in the head. He described shots fired in quick succession and scenes of panic as people started running out "covered in blood".

Another said he saw his wife lying dead outside as he escaped, with one more saying he witnessed children being shot.

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