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Bangladesh cricketers escape unhurt New Zealand mosque attack

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND: Bangladesh’s cricket team escaped unhurt after a shooting at a mosque in central Christchurch.

Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most of the team were bussed to the mosque and were about to go inside when the incident happened.

“They are safe. But they are mentally shocked. We have asked the team to stay confined in the hotel,”

Player Tamim Iqbal tweeted that it was a “frightening experience” and that there were “active shooters”.

Local media said there were multiple casualties at one mosque and that another had been evacuated.