Published:  12:54 AM, 16 March 2019

Singapore strongly condemns NZ shootings

Singapore strongly condemns the terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press statement on Friday. 

"There can be no justification for such attacks against civilians at the two mosques," MFA said. "We extend our deepest condolences to the victims and bereaved families, and wish the injured a speedy recovery." The shootings during Friday prayers left at least 49 dead and 20 others seriously injured. It was New Zealand's worst mass shooting.

There have been no reports of Singaporeans injured in the shootings, said MFA, adding that it is providing assistance to some Singaporeans who have contacted the ministry because their family members are in Christchurch."The Singapore High Commission will continue to liaise closely with the New Zealand authorities and monitor the situation," said MFA.  MFA advised Singaporeans in Christchurch to remain vigilant and follow the advice of local police. They are also advised to contact friends and family to let them know they are safe.

---AFP, Singapore

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