6 Pakistanis died in New Zealand mosque terror attack, confirms Pak Foreign Office

In breaking news, six Pakistani people were killed among the worshippers in the recent terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand, foreign office spokesman Mohammad Faisal confirmed the news. One of the Pakistani nationals died while he was reportedly trying to confront the shooter.

The Australia-born gunman opened fire inside two mosques when the worshippers arrived for Friday prayers in New Zealand’s Christchurch city and in the process, as many as 52 people died and 20 others were injured.

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The deceased Pakistanis are identified as Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Naeem Rashid and his son Talha Naeem.

The Foreign Office spokesman said that 3 others who are missing are yet to be identified.
As per a report, one of the deceased by the name of Naeem Rashid passed away while he was trying to stop the shooter during the attack.

Rashid, hailing from Abbottabad, received bullet wounds on his chest as he tried to confront the shooter when he entered one of the mosques in Christchurch, the daily reported. His son Rashid also passed away in the attack.

Police gave a huge warning to Muslims all over New Zealand not to visit mosques anywhere in the country in the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks.