40 people have been killed after a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand.

20 others are seriously injured after gunmen started shooting at worshippers.

Four people have been arrested - one of them is an Australian-born citizen.

New Zealand's security threat level has been increased to "high" and the prime minister says it's one of the country's "darkest days".


The Irish embassy in New Zealand says it's in touch with the New Zealand authorities and is monitoring the situation.

Any Irish Citizens in Christchurch who need to contact the Embassy can do so on 04-4712252.





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