In photos: Terror attack at New Zealand mosques

 edition.cnn.com  03/16/2019 15:41:32  14
A man with blood-stained clothing is seen near the Linwood mosque on Friday, March 15.

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Updated 1541 GMT (2341 HKT) March 16, 2019

A man with blood-stained clothing is seen near the Linwood mosque on Friday, March 15.

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Dozens of people were killed and many others were seriously injured Friday afternoon when two mosques were attacked in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, has been charged with murder after the mass shootings, and two others were arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the attack was perpetrated by suspects with "extremist views."

Authorities declined to discuss the potential motives behind the attack. But just before the attack, a social media account that is believed to be linked to the gunman posted a link to an 87-page manifesto that was filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim ideas and explanations for an attack.

A graphic video that streamed live on social media for about 17 minutes purports to show a portion of the attack: In it, a man is seen driving through the streets of Christchurch before arriving at the mosque and eventually opening fire. Read more: How the terror attack unfolded

Paramedics load an injured man into an ambulance in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, March 15.

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A man reacts as he speaks on a cell phone near one of the mosques. The two mosques targeted were the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue and the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue.

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Bloodied bandages litter the road on Deans Avenue.

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A body lies outside one of the mosques.

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Police Commissioner Mike Bush speaks to the media during a news conference in Wellington. Bush said two improvised explosive devices were attached to a vehicle as part of the attack. One device was disabled and authorities were working on the other.

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A police officer attempts to move people away from a mosque.

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Members of the public react in front of the al Noor mosque after the attack.

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A forensics official works at the al Noor mosque after the attack.

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Armed police patrol outside one of the mosques.

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People stand across the road from one of the targeted mosques.

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People grieve on a curb in Christchurch.

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People talk on their phones after the attacks.

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Members of the media wait around the scene as police officers cordon off the area.

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Ambulances and medical personnel stand by outside a mosque.

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Police block off the area around one of the mosques.

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