Boise peace vigil for Christchurch

Treasure Valley residents are invited to attend a peace vigil for the victims of the Thursday terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand at the Imam Hussain Islamic Center in Boise. 

BOISE — Treasure Valley residents are invited to attend a Friday night vigil in Boise for the victims of the New Zealand terror attack. 

At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Thursday night, according to the Associated Press. One man was arrested and charged with murder, while two other armed suspects are also in police custody.

The Imam Hussain Islamic Center in Boise is holding a candlelight vigil to honor the victims and survivors of attacks on the Masjid al Noor and Linwood Masjid mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

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Local residents are invited to attend and bring their own candles for the vigil at 7 p.m. on 348 N. Orchard St.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the Associated Press the events in Christchurch represented "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence," and that many of the victims could be migrants or refugees.

"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," Ardern said.  

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