Christchurch shootings: Suspect Brenton Tarrant appears in court

Update: White Supremacist Charged with Killing 49 People at NZ Mosques

Update: White Supremacist Charged with Killing 49 People at NZ Mosques

Australian Brenton Tarrant is a 28-year-old body builder and personal trainer from the small town of Grafton in northern New South Wales.

A Whitehall source told the publication that MI5 was reviewing the 74-page manifesto - they are also probing any links to far-right extremists in the UK.

The terrorist who led an attack in which 50 people were gunned down in two mosques is believed to have travelled to Britain on a two-month tour of Europe which galvinised his extremism, the Telegraph can reveal.

Ardern says a picture of Tarrant's background is being gathered by security authorities who will brief her on Monday.

He reportedly started to travel about 2011 after the death of his father, heading to Turkey and Pakistan, as well as the Balkans.

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The truck involved in the encounter has since been recovered, though the murder weapon has not, according to the police official. An assistant DA there referred a reporter to the office's public information officer, who was not immediately available.

Turkey has also confirmed it is looking at the man's visits to that country, and Bulgarian authorities said he had visited Bulgaria past year.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the alleged gunman was an Australian citizen. The terrorist even live-streamed the first shooting episode at the Masjid Al Noor mosque where he claimed at least 30 lives.

".[A] n incredible place filled with the most earnest, kind hearted and hospitable people in the world".

Tragedy has hit the island country of New Zealand as USA news outlets are beginning to learn that over 40 people lost their lives in a terrorist attack on two separate mosques.

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