Quebec Mosque Under Attack: 6 Dead, 8 Injured

Posted by: Fahima Paghmani

Two suspects are in custody after gunmen opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City resulting six people dead and eight more injured, Quebec officials said this morning.

Quebec l Police confirms 39 victims escaped the scene without injury.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the attack "an act of terror against Muslims," in a statement.

He says, “While authorities are still investigating and details continue to be confirmed, it is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence. Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear."

Trudeau calls this attack "cowardly" in a tweet last night.

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

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