Got manifesto from gunman 9 minutes before the attack: New Zealand PM

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Got manifesto from gunman 9 minutes before the attack: New Zealand PM
Got manifesto from gunman 9 minutes before the attack: New Zealand PM

Christchurch : New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that her office had received a "manifesto" from the gunman suspected of killing 50 people in two Christchurch mosques minutes before Friday's attack.

Ms Ardern said she had read "elements" of the lengthy, meandering and conspiracy-filled far-right "manifesto".

"The fact that there was an ideological manifesto with extreme views attached to this attack, of course, that is deeply disturbing," she said.

The terrorist attack against the Muslims living in West in modern times was immediately tagged as the "darkest days" for New Zealand.

New Zealanders flocked to memorial sites to lay flowers and mourn the victims of the twin mosque massacres Sunday, as testimony emerged of epic heroism and harrowing suffering in the gun attack that has claimed 50 lives.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said officers had finally been able to share a list of victims with families, something delayed by the need for careful police work and the sheer scale of the tragedy.