Source: Ittefaq Report
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has expressed his grave concern over the attacks at two mosques in Christchurch of New Zealand.
The minister also said the government is trying its best to bring Bangladesh Cricket Team back home immediately.
“We are fortunate that our cricketers are unhurt in the aftermath of the attacks. We will bring them home immediately,” said the minister while talking to reporters at Sylhet Osmani International Airport on Friday noon.
Though Bangladesh do not have any mission in New Zealand the government is getting all updates about the attacks through its Australian High Commissioner Sufiur Rahman, Momen told reporters.
Asked about the possibility of such attack in Bangladesh, the foreign minister said, “We are highly active in resisting such evil attempts in our country as our security forces are doing a good job in this regard.”
A gunman killed at least 49 people and injured at least 20 others during the jumu’ah prayers on Friday at two mosques in Christchurch city of New Zealand.
Bangladesh Cricket Team players, who are now in Christchurch, survived the attack by narrow margin and all of them are now safe.
They were going to one of the mosques to offer prayers when the incident took place, and later were taken back to their hotel safely.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the country’s worst ever mass shooting as an act of terrorism.