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Christchurch attack: NZ PM announces to form Royal Commission of Inquiry
March 25, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a Royal Commission Inquiry into Christchurch terrorist attack on two mosques that killed fifty people.

Talking to reporters at Parliament House in Wellington today, she said a Royal Commission is an appropriate response to the attack.

She emphasized that no stone is left unturned to get to bottom of how this act of terrorism occurred and what opportunities we had to stop it.

A royal commission is the highest level of independent inquiry available under New Zealand law.

Jacinda Ardern said the formal inquiry would also look at questions surrounding the accessibility of semi-automatic weapons and the role social media played in the attacks.