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Pakistani father, son martyred in bid to stop Christchurch mosque shooting

Pakistani father, son martyred in bid to stop Christchurch mosque shooting

CHRISTCHURCH: A Pakistani man, who attempted to prevent the  Australian terrorist entering the Al Noor Mosque at Christchurch in New Zealand, has succumbed to his wounds.

Rashid, who was injured in his bid to overpower the attacker, breathed his last late Friday night. He hailed from Abbottabad.

Rashid’s son, Talha Naeem, was among those who were murdered in the Al Noor Mosque mass shooting.

The foreign office, earlier on Friday, said  that four Pakistani nationals had been injured in the terrorist attack on two Mosques in New Zealand, adding that five other Pakistani nationals were missing following the shootings.

The brutal attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 Muslim worshippers dead Friday.

The gunman at one mosque was an Australian-born citizen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in Sydney, describing him as “an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist”.

Pakistan on Friday condemned in the strongest possible terms, the heinous terrorist attack earlier today on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that resulted in loss of over 40 innocent lives, and critical injury to 20 others.

Article source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/444424-pakistani-father-son-martyred-in-bid-to-stop-attacker

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