Christchurch terror attack: Mosques handed back to community

The two mosques targeted in a terrorist attack in Christchurch have been returned to the community.

Fifty people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside the Linwood Ave and Deans Ave mosques on Friday, March 15.

Police say armed officers will remain at both mosques, and other mosques around the country.

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Cordons that have been in place since the attack have been reduced and roads in the vicinity of both mosques have reopened.

A police spokesperson said in a statement the police want to thank all those impacted by the road closures for their patience and cooperation.

Several roads will be closed around Hagley Park over the weekend to assist with the management of events being held there today and tomorrow.