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New Zealand: Wife of first named victim interviewed moments after Friday’s mosque massacre01:41

New Zealand: Wife of first named victim interviewed moments after Friday’s mosque massacre

New Zealand, Christchurch
March 16, 2019 at 09:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anjum Nabi, the wife of the first publicly identified victim Daoud Nabi, spoke to the press as she waited for news about her husband on Friday, moments after the deadly mosque shootings which left a total of 49 people dead and a further 48 wounded.

Anjum said that her husband was "a very kind person" who would come to the mosque every day. She noted that her husband was a “member of the mosque" and that he had "built the mosque with other people."

Nabi's wife said that she had planned to go to the mosque with her husband in the morning; however, he went ahead of her as he was running late.

Anjum recounted, "My son, he [rang] me, [saying], 'Somebody [shot in] the mosque, the people, somebody [shot] the people.'" She said that she did not know what had happened since her husband "didn't answer" the phone when she called him following the incident.

71-year old Nabi, originally from Afghanistan, was among the 49 people killed in the shootings. Nationals of India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Somalia and Syria are also believed to be among the dead.

The first report of an attack came from Masjid Al Noor Mosque during Friday prayers. The gunman then drove to the nearby Linwood Islamic Centre, where the second shooting occurred.

The main suspect, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, appeared in court on Saturday and was charged with murder. Two more individuals have been arrested in connection with the attack.

New Zealand: Wife of first named victim interviewed moments after Friday’s mosque massacre01:41
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Anjum Nabi, the wife of the first publicly identified victim Daoud Nabi, spoke to the press as she waited for news about her husband on Friday, moments after the deadly mosque shootings which left a total of 49 people dead and a further 48 wounded.

Anjum said that her husband was "a very kind person" who would come to the mosque every day. She noted that her husband was a “member of the mosque" and that he had "built the mosque with other people."

Nabi's wife said that she had planned to go to the mosque with her husband in the morning; however, he went ahead of her as he was running late.

Anjum recounted, "My son, he [rang] me, [saying], 'Somebody [shot in] the mosque, the people, somebody [shot] the people.'" She said that she did not know what had happened since her husband "didn't answer" the phone when she called him following the incident.

71-year old Nabi, originally from Afghanistan, was among the 49 people killed in the shootings. Nationals of India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Somalia and Syria are also believed to be among the dead.

The first report of an attack came from Masjid Al Noor Mosque during Friday prayers. The gunman then drove to the nearby Linwood Islamic Centre, where the second shooting occurred.

The main suspect, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, appeared in court on Saturday and was charged with murder. Two more individuals have been arrested in connection with the attack.

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