Two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand were attacked on Friday, with at least 49 people killed and more than 40 others wounded as Muslims worshipped.

Here is what we know so far about the gun assaults:

What happened?

During afternoon prayers on Friday – Islam’s holy day – a gunman opened fire inside the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, killing 41 people. Another seven were slain at a second mosque five kilometres away in suburban Linwood, three of them outside the building.

The remaining victim died at hospital.

 

Witnesses said some victims were shot at close range.

Farid Ahmed, a wheelchair-bound witness in Christchurch, told Al Jazeera he was at the back of

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