Bangladesh's national cricket team has muffled New Zealand's mosque attacks, killing at least 49 people.
During Friday's prayers, attackers entered two mosques in the city of Christchurch and opened fire on worshipers in what has been called the worst attack in New Zealand's history.
Members of the Bangladeshi team were about to pray at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque before a planned test match against the New Zealand host team, according to Bangladesh's Daily Star newspaper.
But when the players entered the mosque, a woman warned that it had shot in and the team took the cover on the bus.
"We were very happy because we were not in that place," team manager Khaled Mashud told reporters after the attack.
"We saw it from the outside, like watching a video, as in the movies. We saw that many people came out blooded," he said. The buses Tamim Iqbal Khan also wrote on Twitter: The whole team was afraid of active shooters !!! Scary experience and please us in your prayers. "
The whole team was saved from active shooters !!! Scary experience and please us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack
̵1; Tamim Iqbal Khan (@ TamimOfficial28) [TamimOfficial28] March 15, 2019
" Allah rescues [d] us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque … we are very happy … never want to see this happen again ", Captain Mushfiqur Rahim wrote on Twitter.
The team was expected to play a third test match against New Zealand on Saturday at Hagley Oval Cricket Ground, located near the Masjid Al Noor Mosque.
The match was interrupted after the attacks
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli tweeted a message in support of the Bangladeshi team and urged them to "be safe ".
|Bangladesh and New Zealand met earlier in a February 16 match in Christchurch [File: Mark Baker/AP Photo]|
]" Darkest days "
Four suspect seas have been arrested in connection with the attacks, according to police commissioner Mike Bush in New Zealand
An Australian citizen and a woman are among the arrested. A gunman shared a live stream of the attack on Facebook and published content about it on Instagram.
Police have urged people in downtown Christchurch to stay indoors and have warned worship not to visit mosques "anywhere in New Zealand".
The Australian-born suspect published a manifesto that decoded the "dilapidated" culture of the white, European, Western world, and gathered against immigration and multiculturalism.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday's attacks would make it fall as one of the country's "darkest days" and added that the attack on the mosques seemed to be a well-planned "terrorist attack".
"Many of those who would have been affected by this shooting can be immigrants to New Zealand. They can even be refugees here," says Arden.
"They have chosen to make New Zealand their home and it's their home … they are us. The people who committed this violence against us … have no place in New Zealand ".
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