Six dead and eight injured in attack on mosque in the Canadian city of Quebec

Six dead and eight injured in attack on mosque in the Canadian city of Quebec

Photo: AFP

In a mosque in the Canadian Quebec are shots fired. The leader of the mosque has told Reuters said that there are six dead and eight injured.

Journalist Kalina Laframboise reports that the provincial police six dead and eight wounded has been reported. There would be between forty and a hundred 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. The police reported that the situation is under control, and that all people from the mosque have been evacuated.

Canadian police are investigating deadly shooting in the mosque, Quebec


“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 to 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. Also, he called the shooting a terrorist attack.

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 gunmen and told that children were present in the mosque at the time of the shooting.

Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. My thoughts are with victims & their families.


Time of placing
03:35 – 30 January 2017


The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau through Twitter let them know that Canada mourns the “dastardly attack on a mosque in the city of Quebec. My thoughts are with the victims and their families.” Also, the Canadian president reported all the necessary assistance to premier couillard gives of the state of Quebec.

In a statement condemning Trudeau for the “terrorist attack on muslims”. Further, according to the prime minister “diversity is our strength and our religious tolerance is a value that we, Canadians, in high esteem.”

In the Canadian city of Montreal are also additional safety measures are taken. Also the American city of New York has announced that mosques more secure.

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…


Time of placing
01:41 – 30 January 2017

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular