New Zealand Mosque Attack Injures 2 Indonesians

15 March 2019 18:22 WIB

A still image taken from video circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, shows him driving in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. In a livestream widely circulated on social media, the suspect could be seen driving with guns in the front seat, looking briefly into the camera before walking to the the front door of a mosque which he enters and starts shooting randomly. At one point he returns to the car to change guns and goes back to the mosque. Social Media Website/Handout via REUTERS TV

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry announced two Indonesians were injured in New Zealand’s deadly shootings of two mosques in Christchurch.

“Information was received by the team at the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington (KBRI) that two Indonesian nationals, a father and son, were shot inside the mosque,” said Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir on Friday, March 15.

The identities of the two Indonesians were not disclosed but current information stresses that the father is treated in the Christchurch Public Hospital’s intensive care unit while the son in a regular hospital room. 

Read6 Indonesians Reportedly in Attacked New Zealand Mosque

The KBRI in Wellington continues to coordinate with local authorities and hospitals in Christchurch and called on Indonesians living in New Zealand to exercise extra caution.

The government’s data show there are 331 Indonesians in Christchurch, including 134 college students. 

The two attacked mosques were the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood—both located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The latest reported death toll reached 49. A suspect, who is in his late 20s, has been caught and will be brought to trial on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019.

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