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UN chief appalled at New Zealand mosque attack

IANS  |  United Nations 

UN Antonio is "shocked and appalled at the terrorist attack" at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, his said on Friday.

"recalls the sanctity of mosques and all places of worship" and "calls upon all people on this holy day for Muslims to show signs of solidarity with the bereaved Islamic community," Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson, said at a press briefing.

"The UN reiterates the urgency of working better together globally to counter Islamophobia and eliminate intolerance and violent extremism in all its forms," he added.

The UN also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of

Earlier on Friday, gunmen opened fire at two separate mosques in Christchurch, killing 49 people and wounding 48 others.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 02:12 IST