Tuesday, December 7

New Zealand: extremist under surveillance stabs 6 people in attack labeled “terrorist”

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The police guard the premises of the supermarket where the attack took place.

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Police killed the man within 60 seconds after the attack began.

New Zealand police shot and killed a “violent extremist” after he stabbed and injured at least six people in a supermarket in Auckland city on Friday.

The prime minister Jacinda Ardern he described the event as a “terrorist attack” perpetrated by a Sri Lankan citizen who was under police surveillance.

The man, whose identity cannot be revealed, was inspired by the terrorist group Islamic StateArdern said.

Police killed the man within 60 seconds of initiating the attack.


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