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Hyderabad man killed in New Zealand terror attack

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A man from Hyderabad was killed in the horrific terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch on Friday, his family said here Saturday.

Software engineer Farhaj Ahsan, 31, who was reported missing by the authorities after the incident, was among 49 killed in the indiscriminate firing by a gunman. “We have received information a short while ago that my brother was martyred in the attack,” Kashif Ahsan, elder brother of Farhaj told IANS.

A pall of gloom descended on the family’s house in Nadeem Colony of Toli Chowki area after the family received the shocking news. Relatives and friends were pouring in to console the family. Authorities in Christchurch informed Ahsan’s wife and her uncle, who rushed from Australia, about his death. They were at a hospital in Christchurch, waiting for some information since morning.

Meanwhile, another man from Hyderabad who was injured in the terror attack was recovering. Ahmed Iqbal Jehangir, who was at the same mosque, sustained bullet injuries in his chest and shoulder. “Alhamdulillah (grateful to Allah). He is out of danger and recovering,” his brother Mohammed Khursheed Jehangir told IANS here on Saturday.

Source: Economic Times