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'Terrorist' in NZ mosque attack Australian: Australia PM

AFP logoAFP 3/15/2019
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses media at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Morrison says his government will reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. (AP Photos/Rod McGuirk) © The Associated Press Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The gunman who killed numerous worshippers in a New Zealand mosque on Friday was a right-wing extremist with Australian citizenship, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Morrison said the shooting in Christchurch was carried out by "an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist" who was an Australian-born citizen.

He declined to provide further details, saying the investigation was being led by New Zealand authorities.

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