24.1 C
Basseterre
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
HomeNewsInternational NewsPolice in New Zealand kill "extremist" who stabbed six in supermarket

Police in New Zealand kill “extremist” who stabbed six in supermarket

spot_img

WELLINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – New Zealand police on Friday shot and killed a knife-wielding “extremist” who was known to authorities, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, after he stabbed and wounded at least six people in a supermarket.

The attacker, a Sri Lankan national who had been in New Zealand for 10 years, was inspired by the Islamic State militant group and was being monitored constantly, Ardern said.

“A violent extremist undertook a terrorist attack on innocent New Zealanders,” Ardern told a briefing.

“He obviously was a supporter of ISIS ideology,” she said, referring to Islamic State.

The attacker, who was not identified, had been a “person of interest” for about five years, Ardern said, adding that he had been killed within 60 seconds of beginning his attack in the city of Auckland.

Read more

spot_img
spot_img
spot_img

Most Popular

spot_img
Advertisement
Contact a Program
If you are interested in a program or advertising, send us a message.
Send Message
Signup for our Newsletter
We'll only be in touch when we've something exciting to share.
We never share your details
No thanks
Subscribe