Three People Killed in Attack at Shiite Mosque in South Africa

Three People Killed in Attack at Shiite Mosque in South Africa

'One of the three has just died on his way to hospital.

The attack on a mosque in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, should not be assumed to be part of sectarian violence.

Police investigators collect evidence at a mosque where three men were attacked in Ottawa, South Africa, May 10, 2018.

"The South African Jewish Board of Deputies condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack in a mosque in KwaZulu-Natal", Krengel said.

Witnesses at the scene claimed the men were Egyptian, and drove away in a Hyundai vehicle.

IPSS Medical Rescue is now tending to a mass casualty incident.

"They allegedly attacked three people and stabbed them".

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While he can not confirm this, the Director of Reaction Unit SA Prem Balram says a group of witnesses believe the incident may have been a terrorist attack.

One person was killed at a mosque near Durban in South Africa when three men armed with guns and knives slit the throats of three worshippers, an emergency service official said on Thursday.

'They were in a critical condition and bleeding profusely, ' he said. The fire department is also on scene.

"A mosque is a religious institution and South Africa's Constitution guarantees and protects the right to religious practices", said chairperson of the committee Francois Beukman. Nothing was taken from the mosque or from the victims, that's why we're saying it doesn't look like a robbery.

About 1.5 percent of the country's 55 million population is Muslim.

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is due to start next week.

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