Christchurch shooting: FO says 4 Pakistanis injured, 5 missing

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ISLAMABAD: Four Pakistanis were injured in the Christchurch shooting while five others were missing, said the foreign office on Friday.

This was tweeted by the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal after the horrifying attacks on two mosques in CHristchurch killed more than 40 Muslims and injured others.

He said that identities of the missing were being investigated in consultation with the families.

The injured were being treated in hospitals, he added.

The quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch was struck by two deadly attacks on Friday, with 49 people killed and another 20 seriously injured after gun assaults on mosques as Muslims worshipped.

During afternoon prayers on Friday, a gunman opened fire inside the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, killing forty-one.

Another seven were slain at a second mosque five kilometres away in suburban Linwood, three of them outside the building. It is unclear where the remaining victim died.

Witnesses said some victims were shot at close range, with a Palestinian man at one of the mosques saying he saw someone shot in the head.

He described shots fired in quick succession and scenes of panic as people started running out “covered in blood”.

Another said he saw his wife lying dead outside as he escaped, with one more saying he witnessed children being shot.