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Imam of Lautoka mosque shot in Christchurch

March 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Hafiz Musa Patel was shot on his back and has been rushed to the hospital.

A Fijian man is believed to have been one of the victims who was shot at the Christchurch mosque, New Zealand this afternoon.

This has been confirmed by the family of Hafiz Musa Patel who have contacted families and friends requesting for prayers.

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Patel is the Chief Priest from the Lautoka Mosque.

Fiji Muslim League Lautoka Branch President, Mohammed Naved Khan says he was informed by Patel’s wife about this.


Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, NZ [Source: Fox News]

There’s been confirmation that Patel was shot on his back and has been rushed to the hospital.

Patel was in New Zealand to visit family members.

[Source: stuff.co.nz]

Meanwhile, FBC news managed to speak with Nisar Ali Kaskar who was inside the mosque at the time of the shooting.

Kaskar who is originally from India has been living in Christchurch for five years says they were shocked when they heard the gunshot.

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