Dead in shelling mosque in Quebec

Dead in shelling mosque in Quebec

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In a mosque in the Canadian Quebec are shots fired. The leader of the mosque has told Reuters said that there are five deaths. A politiewoordvoerder has confirmed that there are multiple deaths. There would be 40 people in the mosque have been present at the time that there was shot.

The shooting took place in the Quebec City Mosque during the evening prayer. An eyewitness reported three shooters, according to Reuters. According to the news agency, there are several injured and the police have confirmed that two suspects have been arrested.

To any third shooter is still sought, agents are zwaarbewapend the mosque entered. The police have the area around the Mosque was cordoned off. According to local journalist Kalina Laframboise, the police said that the situation is under control, and that all people from the mosque have been evacuated.

“Why is this happening here? This is barbaric,” says the leader of the mosque, Mohamed Yangui, in a first reaction. Premier Philippe couillard gives of Quebec showed on Twitter his condolences with the families of the victims and said that the province does everything he can to ensure the safety of the inhabitants of Quebec to ensure.

A witness who wishes to stay anonymous has against Radio-Canada said that the gunmen spoke with an accent similar to the accent that is spoken in Quebec. According to the witness, would the shooters ‘Allah is great’ called. The same witness spoke of two instead of three archers.

In June 2016, there was a head in front of the door of the same mosque was laid.

Gigantesque déploiement policier devant la Grande mosquée de Québec sur le chemin Saint-Foy. Ambulance vient even…


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01:41 – 30 January 2017

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