New Zealand Supermarket attack: 'ISIS terrorist' shot dead after 6 wounded in knife attack

New Zealand PM said the attack was undertaken by an individual who was a known threat

By Rajan Nath - September 03, 2021 12:09 pm

New Zealand Supermarket attack: New Zealand police shot dead n 'ISIS-inspired lone wolf' after a supermarket terror attack left six people in hospital in Auckland.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday that six people were wounded in the terrorist attack. The suspect, a Sri Lankan national, has been fatally shot by police, New Zealand Herald reported. "This was a violent attack, it was senseless on innocent New Zealanders," she said. "I want to acknowledge the six New Zealanders injured." Three were serious, Ardern said.

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Ardern said the attack was undertaken by an individual who was a known threat. The man was under constant monitoring. He was shot and killed within 60 seconds.

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"The terrorist is a Sri Lankan national who arrived in 2011," said Ardern on New Zealand's Supermarket attack.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said the man was "closely watched by surveillance teams and a tactical team" as he travelled from his home in Glen Eden to Countdown in New Lynn.

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He obtained a knife from within the store.

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