Author Topic: Five dead at mosque shooting in Quebec City, Canada  (Read 424 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline legendguru

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 819
    • View Profile
Five dead at mosque shooting in Quebec City, Canada
« on: January 30, 2017, 05:27:38 PM »
Loading...


Prime Minister Trudeau has called the shooting in the eastern Canadian city a "terrorist attack." The gunmen, whose motive remains unknown, opened fire during evening prayers.

The gunmen began shooting at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center on Sunday night when some 50 people were inside the mosque. The attack took place around 8:00 p.m. local time (0100 UTC).
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the shooting, calling it a terrorist attack.
"We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge," the Prime Minister wrote in a statement.  "Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, city and country."
 

Authorities were also treating the shooting as a terrorist attack, Quebec police spokesperson Christine Coulombe said. Police arrested two suspects but did not provide further information due to the probe being in its initial stage. They did, however, refute earlier witness statements that a third gunman may have been involved.
The motive for the attack was not clear. 

Though five deaths were initially reported, Coulombe confirmed the gunmen had killed six individuals between the ages of 35 to 70 and wounded eight more, some of them seriously. Of the approximately 50 individuals who were in the mosque at the time of the attack, 39 escaped uninjured, she added.
The mosque's president, Mohamed Yangui, who was not in the mosque at the time of the attack but received frantic calls from the prayer attendees, said the shooting took place in the men's section of the mosque and children may have been among the victims.



 

US woman's dead body hanging from fence mistaken for Halloween decoration

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 106
Last post October 17, 2015, 07:11:41 PM
by legendguru
Boko Haram attack at Lake Chad leaves 11 civilians dead

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 206
Last post November 01, 2015, 03:49:23 PM
by yungcrux
Journalist shot dead in eastern Democratic republic of congo

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 251
Last post December 27, 2014, 08:15:59 PM
by internet police
20 dead As Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 224
Last post June 30, 2015, 01:42:49 PM
by mastercode
three dead as Small plane crashes in Japan Tokyo suburb

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 250
Last post July 27, 2015, 12:57:38 AM
by mastercode
27 dead; two more bombs found, one detonated in Bangkok bomb blast

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 282
Last post August 18, 2015, 11:20:17 AM
by internet police
2 Dead as Strong Quake Rattles Turkey, Greek Islands

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 188
Last post July 21, 2017, 05:20:36 AM
by newspostng
Many feared dead as Another powerful earthquake hits Nepal

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 243
Last post May 12, 2015, 12:07:24 PM
by mastercode
Raid on guerrilla camp in Colombia leave 26 dead

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 152
Last post May 22, 2015, 08:50:33 PM
by mastercode
6 Irish students dead in California balcony collapse

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 424
Last post June 18, 2015, 03:16:38 AM
by mastercode