At least six Pakistanis among New Zealand terror attack victims

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Relatives and neighbors pray for Pakistani citizens Rashid Naeem, and his son Talha Naeem, who were reportedly killed in the Christchurch mosque shooting, at their native home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP)
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Relatives and neighbors gather at the native home of Pakistani citizens Rashid Naeem, and his son Talha Naeem, who were reportedly killed in the Christchurch mosque shooting, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP)
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Relatives talk to Nadeem Rashid, second left, bother of Pakistani citizen Rashid Naeem, who was reportedly killed along with his son Talha Naeem in the Christchurch mosque shooting, at their home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP)
Updated 17 March 2019

At least six Pakistanis among New Zealand terror attack victims

  • The six confirmed dead include 48-year-old Naeem Rashid and his 21-year-old son, Talha Naeem
  • Naeem migrated to New Zealand with his family in 2009 and was a teacher

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan's foreign minister says at least six Pakistanis were killed in the New Zealand mosque shootings.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi says authorities in Christchurch, where the shootings took place, are trying to determine whether three other Pakistanis who have been missing since Friday's attack were among the fatalities.
He said Saturday that the six confirmed dead include 48-year-old Naeem Rashid and his 21-year-old son, Talha Naeem.
Naeem migrated to New Zealand with his family in 2009 and was a teacher.
A total of at least 49 people were killed on the attacks on two mosques.


London police charge homeless man with mosque stabbing

Updated 20 min 10 sec ago

London police charge homeless man with mosque stabbing

  • Suspect Daniel Horton stabbed London Central Mosque’s muazzin Raafat Maglad during daily prayers on Thursday
  • Horton will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a preliminary hearing later Saturday

LONDON: London police on Saturday charged a 29-year-old homeless man with causing grievous bodily harm and possessing an illegal knife he used to stab a mosque leader during prayers.
Suspect Daniel Horton stabbed London Central Mosque’s muazzin Raafat Maglad during daily prayers on Thursday.
London police quickly ruled out a terror motive.
Maglad was treated at a London hospital and returned to the mosque for Friday’s evening service with his arm wrapped in a sling,
“I forgive him. I feel very sorry for him,” Maglad told reporters on Friday.
“To me, as a Muslim, I don’t need to put any hatred in my heart.”
Several regulars at the Regent’s Park area mosque in northwest London said they had seen Horton attend a few services in the past year.
Horton will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a preliminary hearing later Saturday.

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