Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Finland condemns New Zealand mosques shootings

15 Mar 2019, 11:40 ( 6 days ago) | updated: 15 Mar 2019, 21:41 ( 5 days ago)

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Police are seen on a road in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. Photo Xinhua/Zhu Qiping.

Finland condemned the attacks in the two mosques of New Zealand's Christchurch on Friday afternoon.

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä on Friday strongly condemns the mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“This senseless act of terrorism has been a shock to us all. I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims”, said Prime Minister Juha Sipilä in a statement issued by the government.

“The incident was an attack against our common values. We will always strictly condemn such violence and terror”, Sipilä added.

The Prime Minister expresses his condolences on behalf of the Finnish Government to the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.

Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in twitter post termed the attacks this cowardly act of terrorism.

“Terrible attack against New Zealand and immigrants in Christchurch. Finland strongly condemns this cowardly act of terrorism. Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and all those affected by this tragedy”, said the Foreign Ministry in the twitter post in the morning.

At least 49 people were killed in multiple shootings.

Four suspects were arrested by New Zealand Police in connection with the shootings in Christchurch.

New Zealand Police Minister Mike Bush confirmed that three men and one woman are now in police custody in relation with the multiple shootings at two separate mosques in Christchurch.