NZ mosque attacker charged with terrorism

NZ mosque attacker charged with terrorism
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  • calendar-gray 21 May 2019

The man accused of killing 51 people in the Christchurch mosques attack has been charged with terrorism, New Zealand police have said, ONAreports citing BBC.

Brenton Tarrant was charged with "engaging in a terrorist act", police said in a statement on Tuesday.

He is already facing charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder following the attack on two mosques in the South Island city on 15 March.

The Australian is next due in court in June.

The attack was the deadliest mass shooting attack in New Zealand.

As a result, New Zealand's parliament voted to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons.

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