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Canada: Six dead, two suspects arrested in Quebec City mosque attack - police 01:20

Canada: Six dead, two suspects arrested in Quebec City mosque attack - police

Canada, Quebec
January 30, 2017 at 09:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least six people were killed in a shooting at Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in the Quebec City's Sainte-Foy area, on Sunday evening. Gunmen allegedly stormed the mosque at 8pm local time (01:00 GMT) and fired on about 40 people inside.

Quebec police spokesperson, Christine Coulombe, has confirmed the number of deaths, adding eight people were wounded. Two suspects were arrested. According to eye witnesses, one of the attackers was reportedly carrying an assault rifle.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the Sunday's shooting as "terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge." "Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country," the official statement said.

Canada: Six dead, two suspects arrested in Quebec City mosque attack - police 01:20
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At least six people were killed in a shooting at Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in the Quebec City's Sainte-Foy area, on Sunday evening. Gunmen allegedly stormed the mosque at 8pm local time (01:00 GMT) and fired on about 40 people inside.

Quebec police spokesperson, Christine Coulombe, has confirmed the number of deaths, adding eight people were wounded. Two suspects were arrested. According to eye witnesses, one of the attackers was reportedly carrying an assault rifle.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the Sunday's shooting as "terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge." "Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country," the official statement said.

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