JUST IN: New Zealand police says four in custody, IEDs found

This picture released by Radio New Zealand shows police officers cordoning a street near the mosque after a firing incident in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. – A gunman opened fire inside the Masjid al Noor mosque during afternoon prayers, causing multiple fatalities. (Photo by – / RADIO NEW ZEALAND / AFP) 

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFP) –New Zealand police said they have detained four people in connection with deadly shootings at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday and had secured a number of improvised explosive devices.

“Four are in custody, three of them are men and one is a woman,” commissioner Mike Bush said, saying there were “significant” and “multiple” fatalities.

He said the suspected IEDs found attached to the attackers’ vehicles had been made safe by the military.

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