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She also signalled that if convicted, he would serve his sentence in New Zealand.

New Zealand has fewer restrictions on rifles or shotguns than many countries, while handguns are more tightly controlled. Later Friday, Trump said he does not believe white nationalism is a rising global danger.

Using automatic weapons, the gunmen, four of who were initially taken into custody, launched a "well-planned" attack on the mosques when devotees had assembled for the weekly prayers.

He's accused of killing 41 people at one mosque and seven more at a second.

"I got a call last night from a friend, around midnight, to say he has passed away".

One woman, a local Kiwi, fell down beside his wife when she was shot dead, AbdelHalim said. "This is a very real tragedy with real victims and we strongly encourage people to not share or view the video".

Others from the Middle East and Asia were also killed in the attack, according to foreign government reports.

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However, her personal details have yet to be disclosed, Malay Mail reported. Her son, who was with her, is now receiving treatment at a hospital.

Hundreds of people commemorated the victims of Friday's twin terrorist attacks on mosques in Christchurch, a city on the east coast of New Zealand.

Daoud Nabi an Afghan man thought to be in his 60s or 70s, reportedly ran into the line of fire to save fellow worshippers at the Al Noor mosque and died shielding someone else from a bullet.

Members of a refugee family who had fled Syria's civil war appeared to be among the victims, Ali Akil, an Auckland-based spokesman for Syrian Solidarity New Zealand, said in an interview. He was angry about attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims.

The youngest person missing and feared dead is 3 years old, Greenhill tells NPR's Weekend Edition.

The Jordanian citizen of Palestinian origin is reported to have moved to New Zealand five years ago and described it as "the safest place one could ever live in".

Referenced are Alexandre Bissonnette, who was sentenced to life in prison for the Quebec mosque shooting in 2017, and Luca Traini, who gunned down black immigrants in central Italy past year.

Tarrant acquired a gun license in November 2017 and began buying guns the following month, she said.

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Australian national Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday following the mass shootings. Three Turkish citizens were wounded.

"He used to tell us life was good in New Zealand and its people are good and welcoming".

Police officers search the area near the Al Noor mosque, site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019.

"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change", Ardern told reporters, saying a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be considered.

A total of 48 people were wounded in the shootings.

Speaking at a news conference Saturday morning, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the suspect was from Australia and not a resident of Christchurch.

Ms Ardern said the guns used by the attacker appeared to have been modified, and that the suspect's vehicle was full of weapons, suggesting "his intention to continue with his attack".

Police said they had released a preliminary list of the victims to families, which has helped give closure to some who were waiting for any news.

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The number of wounded also increased to 50, he said.

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