By Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia and Afp
Published: 12:03 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 13:35 BST, 3 May 2019
Heavily-armed police have stood guard outside a mosque two months on from the deadly Christchurch shooting.
Officers were seen keeping watch at the Al Noor mosque, on New Zealand's South Island, on Friday.
Police wore bulletproof vests while brandishing heavy weaponry as Muslim worshippers prayed.
Heavily-armed police have stood guard outside a mosque two months on from the deadly Christchurch shooting
Officers were seen keeping watch at the Al Noor mosque, on New Zealand's south island, on Friday
Two officers were seen monitoring the entrance, while another colleague interacted with civilians as they entered the premises.
The heavy police presence comes ahead of Ramadan, considered to be the holiest month for Muslims.
Security will be heightened at mosques around the country as the religious observation begins on May 6 and will continue until the end of Ramadan on June 4.
Safety fears have been raised at the Muslim places of worship almost two months since alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant opened fire at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques on March 15.
A live-stream of the horrific attack was broadcast across social media at the time, before it was promptly removed.
A man who was injured during the shooting succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, raising the death toll to 51.
Police say the victim was shot at Al Noor mosque and that the man's family have requested he not be named.
The victim's brother told Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency that his sibling had been taken to surgery, but that he could not be saved.
'He had surgery today, they couldn't stop the