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Australian PM: One NZ terror attack suspect is Australian

  • Published at 12:49 pm March 15th, 2019
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FILE PHOTO - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands before delivering the National Apology to survivors of child sexual abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 22, 2018 REUTERS

"I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen," he told reporters in Sydney

One of four people detained in New Zealand after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch is Australian, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.

"I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen," he told reporters in Sydney.

"As family members with our New Zealand cousins today, we grieve, we are shocked, we are appalled, we are outraged, and we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist."

New Zealand media have reporte  d that between nine and 27 people were killed in the shootings.