New Zealand police ordered a lockdown in Christchurch after a shooting at two mosques in the South Island city. Police have also warned that the shooter is still active. Police have said that 49 people died in the attack, and have also said that four people have been taken into custody. One of the suspects has been charged with murder.
"This is one of New Zealand's darkest days. It was an unprecedented act of violence," New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. She also said that it was a terror attack.
New Zealand's police commissioner has said that are no longer actively searching for suspects.
The Bangladesh cricket team, in Christchurch to play a test match, was in the mosque but all members escaped unharmed, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted.
Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most members of the team were bussed to the mosque and were about to go inside when the incident happened. "They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel," he told AFP.