New Zealand security threat level raised to ‘high’

Agence France-Presse . Christchurch | Published: 14:18, Mar 15,2019 | Updated: 15:10, Mar 15,2019

 
 

Witnesses and police at the south end of Deans Avenue after a shooting incident at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019. — Reuters photo

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said that New Zealand’s threat level had been raised to ‘high’ in response to a deadly ‘terror attack’ on two mosques in Christchurch.

‘We have lifted our threat level from low to high,’ Ardern said, adding that three people had been detained who were not on extremist watch lists.

‘We have tightened our response from our agencies at the border, at the airports. In fact, at every level, we have a heightened response,’ she added.

 

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