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Christchurch Shooting: Pesh Imaam Hafiz Musa Patel amongst the injured

A number of Fijians are believed to have been at the Linwood Mosque for Friday prayers.
15 Mar 2019 17:06
Christchurch Shooting: Pesh Imaam Hafiz Musa Patel amongst the injured
U.S Ambassador Cefkin is greeted by the Imam, Hafiz Musa Patel. Photo: U.S Embassy Suva

Sources have confirmed Fijians are amongst the injured in Christchurch attacks. Former Fiji Muslim League Pesh Imaam, Hafiz Musa Patel of Lautoka is believed to be amongst the injured.

Sources have confirmed that he is currently admitted at the Christchurch Hospital. Four people- three men and a woman, have been arrested in relation to the attacks on two mosques- Al Noor and Linwood in Christchurch.

A number of Fijians are believed to have been at the Linwood Mosque for Friday prayers.

What we know:

  • The shootings have taken place at 2 mosques
    • Linwood Mosque
    • Al Noor Mosque
  • 4 people have been arrested
    • 3 male
    • 1 female
  • Fijians amongst the injured
  • Unconfirmed reports death toll at 27
  • Improvised explosive devices found attached to cars
  • One of the shooters is from Australia
  • Christchurch city is in lockdown

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