Wellington: The man accused of committing the Christchurch mosques shootings on March 15 was charged on Tuesday with terrorism, New Zealand Police said.
Fifty-one people were killed in the shootings at Al-Noor and Linwood mosques in the South Island city, reports Efe news.
“A charge of engaging in a Terrorist Act under section 6A of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 has now been filed against Brenton Tarrant,” Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement.
An additional charge of murder and two of attempted murder have also been filed, Bush said.
The 28-year-old now faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder, as well as the terrorism charge. (IANS)
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