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World

Web Desk
March 15, 2019

Pakistani cricketers condemn New Zealand mosque attack

World

Web Desk
Fri, Mar 15, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, on Friday, came forth condemning the horrific mosque attack in New Zealand's Christchurch that claimed the lives of some 40 people, leaving at least another 20 badly hurt.

In a Twitter message, Sarfaraz said:

"So sad to hear of the #NewZealandMosqueAttack In #Christchurch My prayers and thoughts are with the martyrs and their families. Humanity is at a loss, it was a place of worship ... thank god the #BangladeshCricketTeam are safe."

Meanwhile, other eminent cricket stars from Pakistan have also expressed immense shock over the unfortunate, highly disturbing incident. 

Wasim Akram's wife Shaneira Akram  stated how terrorism is a 'growing disease spreading in the small minds of this planet and it is deadly.' 

Shoaib Akhtar shared a video message on Twitter where he wrote: 

"Shocked to see the visuals of shooting inside Christchurch’s Mosque. Are we not even safe inside places of worship now?" 

Sana Mir also condemned the attack  saying that terrorists do not belong to any religion, country or state. 

Shahid Afridi, on the other hand has urged the world to unite against terrorism and religious hatred.  

On Friday, an Australian extremist killed Muslim worshippers during Friday prayers, authorities said, in an apparently livestreamed attack that forced the New Zealand city of Christchurch into lockdown.

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The attack conducted on two Christchurch mosques Friday left some 40 people dead killed and 20 others seriously injured, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

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"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," she said. "From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned."

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"Two explosive devices attached to suspect vehicles have now been found and they have been disarmed," she added.