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LAHORE – At least 40 people have been confirmed dead and at least 50 got injured after a terrorist attack at two mosques and the main hospital in New Zealand’s east coast city of Christchurch.

According to the former president of the Muslim Association of Canterbury, Mohammed Jama the terrorist attack took place around 01:40 pm local time on Friday, when a gunman entered a mosque in Christchurch and opened fire, he said adding that around 300 people were inside the building praying.

New Zealand’s police claimed to arrest four suspects involved in the terrorist attack adding that there have been multiple fatalities due to a firearms incident in New Zealand’s east coast city of Christchurch where the attacks have been reported at three location, the police said.

The attack is being condemned by politicians and celebrities in Pakistan.

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team, who were outside the Masjid Al Noor when the shootings occurred, escaped unhurt. The team was due to play the final Test match of their NZ tour in Christchurch on Saturday. The game has now been cancelled.