Dozens Killed in New Zealand Mosque Attacks
Dozens of people were killed Friday in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand. More than 40 others were injured.
One man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the attacks, which happened in the city of Christchurch. Two other suspects were also being held.
Officials said that, as of Friday night, 49 people were confirmed dead. Health officials said at least 48 other people were being treated for gunshot wounds. Injuries ranged from minor to serious.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the shootings as a terrorist attack. She said Friday was one of her country's "darkest days." Ardern said the government raised the national security threat level from low to high, the second-highest level.
By late Friday, officials had not named the suspect who was charged or the others being held. Police said none had been on any terrorist watch list. Police also said they had found explosive devices in a vehicle.
A man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto. In it, he identified himself as a 28-year-old white Australian. He used the term "white genocide." The term is often used by racist groups to describe the effects of immigration and the growth of minority populations. The manifesto cited white genocide as a motivation for the attacks.
The man who claimed responsibility wrote that he came to New Zealand only to plan and train for the shootings. He said he acted alone and that no group ordered the attacks. He said he chose New Zealand to show that even the most distant parts of the world were not free of "mass immigration."
Ardern told a news conference that many people affected by the shootings may have been migrants or refugees. "They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home," she said. "They are us."
Ardern said of the suspects, "These are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand.
The gunman reportedly broadcast live footage of one of the attacks. The video shows him shooting for more than two minutes inside a mosque, the Associated Press reported. The gunman is shown taking repeated shots at people gathered to attend religious services.
The video continues as the shooter walks out of the mosque and onto the street, where he fires at people there, the AP reported. Later, he is shown going back into the mosque, where at least 20 people are seen lying on the ground. After walking outside again and shooting more, he gets into a car and drives away.
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Light gets into a room through the glass in the window.
2.news conference 新闻发布会
The lights are extinguished as soon as the news conference is over.
3.terrorist attack 恐怖袭击
The terrorist attack paralyzed the whole subway system.
4.drive away 开车离开
We heard him drive away.
5.One man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the attacks, which happened in the city of Christchurch.
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A man is being questioned by police in connection with an attack on a disabled woman.
13 men have been questioned in connection with the murder.
6.A man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto.
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An underground organisation has claimed responsibility for the bomb explosion
No suspects have been arrested and no specific group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
有官员称，截至周五晚上，有49人已确认死亡 。卫生官员表示，还有至少48人因枪伤正在接受治疗，有人是轻伤，有的伤情严重 。
新西兰总理阿德恩（Jacinda Ardern）称这次枪击事件为恐怖袭击 。她说，周五是新西兰“最黑暗的日子”之一 。阿德恩表示，政府将国家安全威胁等级从低提升到高，为第二高的威胁等级 。
截至周五晚些时候，官员还没有公布被起诉的嫌疑人或其它被捕者 。警方表示，没有人被列入恐怖分子观察名单 。警方还称，他们在一辆车上发现了爆炸装置 。
声称对枪击案负责的一名男子留下了一份长达74页的反移民宣言 。他在这份宣言中自称是一名28岁的澳大利亚白人，并提到“白人种族灭绝”一词 。种族主义团体经常使用该词形容移民和少数族裔增长的影响 。该宣言称白人种族灭绝是袭击的动机之一 。
声称对该案负责的男子写道，他来新西兰就是为了策划并受训制造枪击案 。他声称自己是单独行动的，没有接受任何组织下令 。他说，选择新西兰是为了证明，即使在地球最遥远的地方也没能幸免“大规模移民 。”
阿德恩在新闻发布会上称，受枪击案影响的人大多数可能是移民或难民 。“他们选择新西兰安家，这是他们的家乡，他们也是我们的同胞 。”
据报道，这位枪手直播了其中一场袭击的视频 。据美联社表示，视频中显示，他在清真寺内扫射了两分多钟，凶手多次向参加宗教仪式的人群开枪 。
据美联社报道，后续的视频显示，枪手走出清真寺后走上街头向人们扫射 。之后，画面显示他返回清真寺，至少有20人已经倒地不起 。他再次走出清真寺，接着疯狂开火，然后开车逃离现场 。