Christchurch mosque terror attacks: The victims

by RNZ / 18 March, 2019
Haji Daoud Nabi was 71 when he was murdered in the Christchurch terror attack.

Haji Daoud Nabi was 71 when he was murdered in the Christchurch terror attack.

  • Junaid Ismail has been described as the better twin by his brother Zahid, who did not want to say anything else.
  • Kamel Darwish, 38, who is survived by his wife and three children moved to New Zealand six months ago to build a better life.
  • Ata Elayyan, 33, had recently become a father and was chief executive and co-founder of LWA Solutions, a tech firm in Christchurch. Last year he was named in a list of the top 100 technology leaders in New Zealand. Born in Kuwait, he was also goalkeeper for the New Zealand and Canterbury futsal teams.
  • Ramiz Vora and his father Arif Vora were at the Al-Noor mosque on Deans Avenue on Friday afternoon when the attack unfolded. Ramiz's wife had given birth to a girl less than a fortnight before.
  • Mojammel Hoq, 30, who moved from Bangladesh a few years ago and was studying in Christchurch.
  • Khaled Mustafa, and his eldest son Hamza who were Syrian refugees. 
  • Syeed Areeb Ahmed, 26, an employee at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
  • Lilik Abdul Hamid, 58 an aircraft maintenance engineer for Air New Zealand.
  • Haji Daoud Nabi, 71. His son Yama Nabi confirmed to RNZ that he had been killed at Deans Ave. He had moved to New Zealand from Afghanistan in 1977 and was reportedly head of the Afghan Association in Christchurch.
  • Sayyad Milne, 14 was a student at Cashmere High School in Year 10, he had a twin sister. His father John Milne said he loved football and called him "a brave little soldier".
  • Linda Armstrong, 65. Her nephew Kyron Goose has posted on Facebook said Mrs Armstrong was a grandmother with a huge heart. She often helped at refugee centres.
  • Dr Haroon Mahmood, 40. A former tutor at Lincoln University and assistant professor at Canterbury College - a private school for international students. Dr Mahood is survived by his wife and two children who are 11 and 13 years old.
  • Ashraf Ali Razat, Imam Hafiz Musa Patel and the third, also named Ashraf Ali are three Fijian men killed in the attack according to Fijian media. Mr Ali, 58, was on holiday in Christchurch when the attacks took place, according to the Fiji Times. Mr Patel was the chief priest at Lautoka Jame Masjid for about 25 years before moving to Australia last month. Mr Ali, 62, had been living in Christchurch for 20 years.
  • Mathullah Afi. Confirmed dead by his cousin, Adam Miyalkhel, who described him as a "very nice man."
  • Husna Ahmed, 44. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Hussein Al-Umari, 35. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Mucad Ibrahim, 3. The youngest victim of the attack. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Mohammed Imran Khan, 47. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Muhammad Haziq Mohd-Tarmizi, 18. Confirmed dead by New Zealand Police.
  • Tariq Omar, 24. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Mathullah Safi, 55. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Farhaj Ashan, 30. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Abdelfattah Qasem, 60. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.

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A tribute to a victim is left with flowers near Al Noor mosque

A tribute to a victim is left with flowers near Al Noor mosque. Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images

  • Ansi Alibava, 25. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Ozair Kadir, 24. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Ashraf al-Masri. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Maheboob Allarakha Khokhar, 65. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Ashraf El-Moursy Ragheb, 55. Confirmed dead by New Zealand Police.
  • Abdullahi Dirie, 4. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Hussein Moustafa, 70. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Amjad Hamid, 57. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Mounir Soliman, 68. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Abdukadir Elmi, 70. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Mohsin Al Harbi, 63. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Osama Adnan Youssef Kwaik, 37. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Mohammed Omar Faruk, 36. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Mohamah Moosid Mohamedhosen, 55. Confirmed dead by New Zealand Police.
  • Muhammed Abdusi Samad, 66. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Muse Nur Awale, 77. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Ahmad Gamaluddin Abdel Ghani. Confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Khaled Mwafak Alhaj-Mustafa, 45. Confirmed dead by New Zealand Police.
  • Zakaria Bhuiyan, missing feared dead.
  • Mr Zeshan Raza,38, his father Mr Ghulam Hussain, 60s, and mother Ms Karam Bibi, 60's. All confirmed dead by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.
  • Mr Suhail Shahid, 35. Announced by Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Syed Jahandad Ali, 34. Announced by Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Mr Naeem Rashid, 40's, and his son Mr Talha Naeem, 21. Announced by Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr Naeem, who was born in Pakistan, reportedly tried to wrest the gun from the attacker.
  • Ali Elmadani, 65.

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