At least 40 people are killed in mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday morning.
One gunman live streamed the attack on social media. A total of four, including a woman, were arrested by the police.
Some members of the Bangladesh cricket team were present at the mosque during the attack. However, they escaped unhurt.
The third New Zealand-Bangladesh test match was called of following the incidents.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the attackers are right-wing terrorist with Australian citizenship.
A witness told CNN that he was inside the mosque when the shooting began and that he heard the gunman “continuously shooting for ten to 15 minutes.”
Masjid Al Noor mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre were attacked around 1.45 pm (local time).
At 6.25 am (IST) today, Canterbury Police on Twitter announced: “We have a critical incident in Deans Ave Christchurch. Please avoid the area. We will give more in the near future.”
According to the witness, there were around 200 people in the mosque when the killer entered and started firing randomly.