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Bangladesh cricket team narrowly escapes mosque shooting: Official

AFP
Published : Mar 15, 2019, 8:42 am IST
Updated : Mar 15, 2019, 10:53 am IST

Bangladesh's cricket team escaped unscathed after a shooting at a mosque in central Christchurch.

Local media said there were multiple casualties at one mosque and that another had been evacuated. (Photo:AP)
 Local media said there were multiple casualties at one mosque and that another had been evacuated. (Photo:AP)

Christchurch: Bangladesh's cricket team escaped unscathed after a shooting at a mosque in central Christchurch, an official told AFP on Friday.

Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most 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.

Player Tamim Iqbal tweeted that it was a "frightening experience" and that there were "active shooters".

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"Entire team got saved from active shooters!!!" tweeted Tamim Iqbal. "Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers."

Local media said there were multiple casualties at one mosque and that another had been evacuated.

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Location: New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch