A man claiming to speak for the Mongrel Mob gang has condemned the Christchurch terror attack.
Forty-nine people were killed in separate attacks at the Deans Ave and Linwood Ave mosques in Christchurch on Friday.
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Forty-two people are being treated for their injuries, two of them in critical condition. One of the critical is four years old.
Tanielu Fatu, who claims to be a member speaking for the Mongrel Mob said in a lengthy post on Facebook it has left Aotearoa "deeply scarred".
"Our Muslim families and communities do not deserve such a violent and ruthless attack to be carried out upon them.
"This militant strike of a monster has displayed a sheer lack of respect for a place of worship and for those who perished in the most horrific way imaginable to mankind."
People who commented on the post agreed with Fatu's sentiments, sharing their condolences for members of the Muslim community.
"Sad place to be atm.. alot of broken pieces to be picked up, for now the city mourns, they should of been safe in there place of peace (sic)," one person wrote.
Three people are currently in police custody over the attack and a 28-year-old man has been charged with murder.
He will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Saturday.
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