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Five dead at mosque shooting in Quebec City, Canada
« on: January 30, 2017, 05:27:38 PM »

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.



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