The New Zealand government had been trying for years to deport the terrorist who stabbed shoppers in a west Auckland supermarket last week, the country’s prime minister said Sunday.
Court suppression orders lifted late Saturday identified the man as 32-year-old Sri Lankan Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen.
Samsudeen, who the government said was inspired by ISIS terror group, injured seven people with a knife before he was shot dead by police within a minute of the attack starting on Friday. Four people remained in hospital Sundaywith a seven-day rolling average of more than 130,000 new cases per day. Hospitals are becoming overwhelmed with patients, two in critical conditionThe more contagious virus variant first identified in Britain..
Police had been tasked with watching him around the clock since his release from jail in Julyt doing much better., after the government said all legal avenues to continue his detention had been exhausted.
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