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Accused Christchurch gunman to face 50 murder charges: New Zealand police

AFP
Published : Apr 4, 2019, 9:32 am IST
Updated : Apr 4, 2019, 9:32 am IST

Apart from 50 murder charges, accused gunman in Christchurch mosque attack will also face 39 attempted murder charges on Friday.

A police officer patrols a cordon near a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo: AP)
 A police officer patrols a cordon near a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo: AP)

Christchurch: The man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque attacks last month will face 50 murder charges when he appears in court this week, New Zealand police said Thursday.

“The man arrested in relation to the Christchurch terror attacks will face 50 murder and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday,” police said in a statement.

Tags: christchurch terror attack, new zealand mosque attack, new zealand shooting
Location: New Zealand, Wellington