Christchurch shooting: security agencies were focused on Islamist terror, inquiry finds

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern apologises for police and security failings but says they would not have stopped the attack

New Zealand’s security agencies were “almost exclusively” focused on the threat from Islamist terrorism at the time of the 2019 Christchurch shooting, in which a gunman shot dead 51 Muslim worshippers, an inquiry into the country’s worst peacetime massacre has found.

The landmark Christchurch royal commission report, which was released on Tuesday after 20 months of consultation, also revealed police failed to enforce proper checks on firearm licences.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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