New Zealand Police Urge Mosques To Shut Doors Amid Multiple Fatalities In Christchurch

New Zealand Police Urge Mosques to Shut Doors Amid Multiple Fatalities in Christchurch

New Zealand's police urged mosques across the country to shut their doors and warned the public to stay indoors in the wake of firearms incidents at two mosques in the city of Christchurch which resulted in multiple casualties

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) New Zealand's police urged mosques across the country to shut their doors and warned the public to stay indoors in the wake of firearms incidents at two mosques in the city of Christchurch which resulted in multiple casualties.

"We urge New Zealanders to stay vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour immediately to 111. We are mobilising resources nationally and support is being brought into the District.

We are still working to resolve this incident and we continue to urge Christchurch residents to stay inside. We ask all mosques nationally to shut their doors, and advise that people refrain from visiting these premises until further notice," the police wrote in Twitter.

Police added it was aware of "distressing footage" related to the Christchurch situation, which was circulating online and called on the public not to share the link, saying the work to remove the footage was underway.

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