Christchurch terror attack ‘despicable’: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday termed the mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city “a despicable act of terrorism”.

Expressing condolences to the families of the victims, he said the terror attack must be condemned unequivocally.

“The world stands in need of compassion & understanding. Not bigotry & hate filled extremism. My condolences to the families of the victims. My prayers go out to those who were injured,” he said in a tweet.

At least 49 people were killed when gunmen said to be whites opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques in Christchurch city on Friday in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said was a terror attack.