Saved by his dad: Two-year-old boy survives mosque terror attack

Mail Online | 3/17/2019 | Brendan Mcfadden For Mailonline
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A two-year-old boy was saved from the New Zealand terror attack by his father who threw himself over the youngster and shielded him from a hail of bullets.

Zulfirman Syah was at the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch with his son Averroes for prayers when white supremacist Brenton Tarrant began opening fire.

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Seven people were killed at the Linwood Islamic Centre by Tarrant after he allegedly murdered 42 people at the nearby Al Noor Mosque.

Brave Zulfirman was shot several times to his body but shielded his son for enough time for others to chase the gunman away.

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Footage taken after the aftermath of the assault shows victims of the atrocity, including Averroes clambering over his father as he lies on the ground.

Averroes was hit in the leg and buttock by shrapnel but only suffered minor injuries, while his father had to undergo emergency surgery.

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Zulfirman's wife Alta Marie told the New Zealand Herald: 'My husband shielded our son during the attack at Linwood Islamic Centre, which caused him to receive most of the bullets and much more complex injuries than our son.

'He is recovering nicely and has been cheerful, Alta told The Sunday Times.

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In the massacre, Tarrant allegedly used semi-automatic weapons,...
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