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Royal commission probe to be undertaken into Christchurch massacre: New Zealand’ PM Ardern

New Zealand’s prime minister has announced on Monday a royal commission inquiry or probe is going to be held into the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.

According to Sputnik news reports, prime minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters, “Today the cabinet agreed the inquiry will be a royal commission … The inquiry will look at what could have or should have been done to prevent the attack.”

Ardern further added saying that the government agencies’ action prior to the massacre would be studied as well as whether the nation’s intelligence community has concentrated its resources efficiently and appropriately.

She said, “It is important that no stone is left unturned to get to the bottom of how this act of terrorism occurred and what, if any, opportunities we had to stop it.”

After the attack, the New Zealand police had detained three men, but have not offered their identities.

Moreover, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that the gunman who launched an attack on Friday in two New Zealand mosques was a right-wing “terrorist” with citizenship of Australia.

Morrison has confirmed media reports that the suspect, gunman, who identifies himself as Brenton Tarrant and launched an attack in two mosques in the southern city of Christchurch of New Zealand.

He said his country’s authorities were probing any links between the attack and the country but refused to offer further details about the attack’s legal shooter.

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