Man shot dead after stabbing six people in New Zealand supermarket

A violent extremist who stabbed and injured six people in a supermarket in Auckland was shot dead by police, New Zealand authorities said.

The attack occurred on Friday at a countdown shop in the New Lynn neighborhood.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the incident as a terrorist attack.

She said the man is a Sri Lankan citizen, inspired by the so-called Islamic State Group, that he is well known to the country’s security agencies and that he is being monitored around the clock.

She said the law did not allow the man to stay in prison.

A spectator video recorded in the supermarket records the sound of ten shots fired in quick succession.

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