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NZ mosque gunman was Australian right-wing 'terrorist': Australia PM

AFP  |  Sydney 

The gunman who killed numerous worshippers in a on Friday was a right-wing "terrorist" with Australian citizenship, said.

"We stand here and condemn, absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist," told a press conference.

He confirmed that the gunman who mowed down worshippers in the main in the city of was an Australian-born citizen.

He said Australian security authorities were investigating any links between the country and the attack, but declined to provide further details about the Australian gunman.

An emotional offered his sympathies to Kiwis.

"We are not just allies, we are not just partners, we are family," he said. police said they had detained three men and one woman after attacks on two mosques, but they have not provided their identities.

"It is such a sad and devastating reminder of the evil that can be ever present about us," Morrison said of the attacks.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 12:10 IST