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Bangladesh cricket team escapes NZ mosque shooting: official

AFP  |  Christchurch (New Zealand) 

Bangladesh's cricket team escaped unscathed after a shooting at a mosque in central Christchurch, an official told AFP on Friday.

Cricket Board said most of the team were bussed to the mosque and were about to go inside when the incident happened.

"They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel," he told AFP.

tweeted that it was a "frightening experience" and that there were "active shooters".

"Entire team got saved from active shooters!!!" tweeted "Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers." said there were multiple casualties at one mosque and that another had been evacuated.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 08:10 IST