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New ZealandThe knife-wielding assailant, who injured 6 people, including 3 seriously, was shot dead by police in Auckland, Turkey.
According to reports from Radio New Zealand, a knife attack was carried out in a shopping center in the country’s largest city, Auckland.
It was reported that the assailant, who allegedly injured 6 people, including 3 seriously, with a knife in the New Lynn shopping center in the West Auckland area, was shot dead by police who attended the scene.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a press conference about the attack that it was a “terrorist attack”.
Ardern said the attacker was a Sri Lankan citizen, influenced by ISIS ideology, had lived in Australia for 10 years and had been followed by national security units since 2016.
Prime Minister Ardern said the assailant was killed 60 seconds after taking action. Six people were injured, three of them seriously, in the attack. It was reported that the injured were customers of the market. The police chief announced that there was no security risk.