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Quebec City mosque attack in Canada: Death toll rises to 6, 8 others injured

Reportedly The Shooting Took Place At The Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center On Sainte-Foy Street.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Manas Dwivedi | Updated on: 30 Jan 2017, 12:08:52 PM
5 worshipers shot dead at Canada's Quebec City mosque; 2 suspects held (source: Reuters)

New Delhi :

In the latest report, The Quebec city police has now confirmed that at least 6 people have died and 8 others have been injured in the Canada’s Quebec City mosque after a gunman open fired during evening prayers on Sunday.

The mosque administration confirmed the news while the witnesses said that there were around 40 worshippers present inside the mosque when the incident happened. They also said that there were 3 gunmen who executed this gruesome act.

Police has sealed off the traffic for now in the area and have confirmed the fatalities at the mosque. Meanwhile 2 suspects have also been held in the case.

Reportedly the shooting took place at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center on Sainte-Foy Street.

Media reports suggest that there were at least two shooters and one of them was believed to be carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.

More details awaited.

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First Published : 30 Jan 2017, 08:54:00 AM

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