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June 21, 2019
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Pakistani who confronted Christchurch mosque attacker dies of wounds

CHRISTCHURCH: A Pakistani man, who confronted and attempted to stop the white supremacist terrorist at the New Zealand mosque, has died of his wounds.

According to reports, Naeem Rashid, who was injured in his bid to overpower the attacker, passed away late Friday night. Naseem Rashid was from Abbottabad.

Rashid’s son, Talha Naeem, was also among those who died in the Al Noor Mosque mass shooting.

Separately, however, five Pakistani citizens were reported missing following the Christchurch attack and among the injured ones were 27-year-old Karachi-born Areeb and an elderly man from Hafizabad identified as Muhammad Ameen.

According to the Pakistani Foreign Office, the search for those missing was ongoing.

The FO also noted that four Pakistani nationals were injured in the horrific Christchurch terrorist attacks. They were being treated at hospitals, said Dr Mohammad Faisal, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office of Pakistan.

The spokesperson added: “Identities [of missing Pakistanis] are being authenticated in consultation with local authorities.”