Terrorist attack in Auckland left 7 people injured: Jacinda Ardern

Auckland: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that the terrorist attack in the city of Auckland had left seven people injured, including three in critical condition.

On Friday, a man staged a stabbing attack in a supermarket in Auckland that was described by Ardern as an act of terrorism.

“We are aware now that there were a total of seven people injured yesterday. There are five people in hospital, three are in a critical condition,” Ardern said at a press conference, broadcast by the TVNZ news outlet.

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The assailant was shot dead at the site of the attack. The lone wolf attacker arrived in New Zealand from Sri Lanka in 2011 and had been a person of interest for police over his extremist views.

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