Bangladesh cricketers narrowly dodge Fresh Zealand mosque attack

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Bangladesh cricketers narrowly dodge Fresh Zealand mosque attack

Bangladesh‘s nationwide cricket team has narrowly dodged Fresh Zealand‘s mosque assaults, which like killed at the least forty 9 other folks.

All over Friday prayers, attackers entered two mosques in the metropolis of Christchurch and opened fireplace on worshippers in what has been known as the worst attack in Fresh Zealand’s historical previous. 

Members of the Bangladeshi team were en path to hope at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque sooner than a scheduled test match against host team Fresh Zealand, in step with Bangladeshi newspaper The Day to day Star. 

However, when the gamers were about to enter the mosque, a girl warned them that there used to be shooting interior and the team took duvet on the bottom of their bus.

“Whole team purchased saved from active shooters!!! Frightening abilities and please desire us for your prayers,” batsman Tamim Iqbal Khan wrote on Twitter following the attack. 

Whole team purchased saved from active shooters!!! Frightening abilities and please desire us for your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack

— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019

“Allah put[d] us at the present time while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque … we r [are] extraordinarily lucky … by no way must behold this issues happen again”, captain Mushfiqur Rahim wrote on Twitter. 

The team had been due to play a Third test match against Fresh Zealand on Saturday at the Hagley Oval Cricket Ground, which is shut to the Masjid Al Noor Mosque. 

The match used to be cancelled following the assaults. 

Bangladesh and Fresh Zealand previously met in a Feb Sixteen match in Christchurch [File: Mark Baker/AP Photo]

‘Darkest days’

Four suspects were arrested in connection with the assaults, in step with Fresh Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush. 

An Australian nationwide and a girl are among these arrested. One gunman shared a are residing scuttle of the attack on Facebook and posted screech material about it on Instagram. 

Police like urged other folks in central Christchurch to pause indoors, and like warned worshippers no longer to visit mosques “anyplace in Fresh Zealand”. 

The Australian-born suspect printed a manifesto, decrying the “decaying” custom of the white, European, Western world and rallying against immigration and multiculturalism. 

Fresh Zealand High Minister Jacinda Ardern said the assaults on Friday would make it hurry down as one among the country’s “darkest days”, adding that the assault on the mosques perceived to be a properly-deliberate “terrorist attack”. 

“Diverse these that will presumably well were plagued by this shooting can be migrants to Fresh Zealand. They would presumably well per chance just even be refugees right here,” Arden said. 

“They’ve chosen to make Fresh Zealand their house and it’s their house … they are us. The persons who perpetrated this violence against us … have to aloof no longer like any space in Fresh Zealand”.