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Panneerselvam condemns Christchurch terror attack

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Tamil Nadu O Saturday strongly condemned the terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand, and expressed his sympathies with the families of the dead.

At least 49 worshippers were killed in attacks on the in central Christchurch and the in the city's suburb, seen as one of the worst attacks on Muslims in that country.

An Indian-origin man was injured and another has been missing since the Friday attacks.

Taking to Twitter, expressed 'shock' over the 'brutal' attack.

"The shooting at the mosques in Christchurch is shocking and gives great pain. I strongly condemn the terror attack on innocent civilians," he said in the tweet posted in Tamil.

Panneerselvam, also of the ruling AIADMK, expressed his sympathies with the families of those killed in "this brutal incident," and condoled the deaths.

He also prayed for the well-being of the injured and hoped normalcy returned in that country.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 13:05 IST