40 people were killed and at least 20 were injured in the attack in shooting in Al Nour and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Witnesses said the shooting lasted for 15 minutes. During the attack, there were 300 people in the mosques.
According to press publications, the gunman was the Australian Brenton Tarant. Another 3 people, 2 men and 1 woman were arrested.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia is in touch with the authorities of New Zealand as there were notes on the gun in different languages, including Armenian. The names of the Georgian King Davit Aghmashenebeli and Queen Tamar’s husband, the prince of the Alans Davit Soslan is written in Georgian. There is a Russian inscription on the battle at Kargul in 1770, an Armenian inscription on the battle of Sarighamish in Armenian. One can see in the pictures that the inscriptions are a chronicle of victories of Christians against Muslims at different times.
The battle of Sarighamish was one of the biggest military clashes between the Russian and Ottoman empires during World War I. It lasted from 22 December 1914 till 17 January 2015 and ended in the victory of the Russians.