The parliamentarians, in their views, have strongly condemned the terror attack on a mosque in New Zealand. Another seven people were killed at Linwood mosque and one more person died later at Christchurch Hospital.
Accounts emerged on Sunday of heroic attempts to tackle a gunman who slaughtered 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand, as authorities prepared to begin releasing the bodies of victims to their families for burial.
"We are in touch with their family".
Greg Robertson, head of surgery at Christchurch Hospital said staff were used to gunshots and other severe injuries, but the scale and nature of the attacks was different.
The Pacific Islands Association of non-governmental Organisations (PIANGO) also expressed its "heartfelt grief and sorrow" over the attacks. I still can't understand or believe why and how this happened.
In a statement, Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama also expressed his shock at the shooting and sympathy for the victims.
The suspect had not been on the radar of security services in New Zealand or Australia.
No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship.
Ardern said 39 survivors remained hospitalized Saturday, with 11 critically wounded.
The Foreign Office on Sunday confirmed the death of three more Pakistanis in Christchurch mosque shootings, increasing the number of Pakistanis who embraced martyrdom in the incident to nine.
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"Inevitably, this is such a small community, so these people are going to be people who are familiar to us, even if we don't know them directly", he says. "I think we are still a safe place".
The massacre during Friday prayers prompted a heartfelt response from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who pronounced it "one of New Zealand's darkest days" and said the shooter, an Australian native, had chosen to strike in New Zealand "because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion".
He said his government expressed compassion and solidarity over this "despicable act affecting our neighbours". "We are all here to help them in washing the body, putting them in the grave". Afghanistan's embassy in Canberra named Nabi as one of two Afghans killed in the attack. Kiwis stand united in our love and support for our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters. "His loss will be deeply felt by the team".
"Terrorism has no religion".
He livestreamed 17 minutes of the rampage at the Al Noor mosque, where, armed with at least two assault rifles and a shotgun, he sprayed worshippers with bullets, killing at least 41 people.
Meanwhile, the final day of the Auckland secondary schools dance festival Polyfest was cancelled following the attacks.
Of the four people police apprehended on Friday, one was released ― an innocent bystander who "was just trying to get their kids home", Bush said.
"They [cancelled it] for the sake of safety of the students and safety of our community".
Two more people, whose identity remains unknown as yet, were also arrested.