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Quebec City mosque shooting suspects: Identity still unclear in Canada mosque attack

Quebec City mosque shooting suspects: Identity still unclear in Canada mosque attack

Quebec City mosque shooting suspects: Identity still unclear in Canada mosque attack

NVONews Desk

Different stories are circulating about the identity of the Canadian mosque suspects? A report suggests that one of the attackers was of Moroccan origin, while the other is said to be of French origin.

Nonetheless, thus far the Canadian authorities haven’t said a word about the identities of the attackers. When the first news came, the number of assailants was said to be three. But now their number is said to be two.

The shooting at Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre at the time of evening prayer came as a shock to most people. While Islamophobia is a reality in this part of the world, no one thought that it can happen in this otherwise peaceful country.

An ambulance is parked at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City

Reports are doing the rounds that one of two gunmen who shouted ‘Allahu akbar!’ as they opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City was of Moroccan origin. Canadian TV network TVA Nouvelles has claimed that the terror suspects were identified as Mohamed Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette.

The more amazing part of the gruesome killing that were committed from point blank range, is the fact that a gunman turned himself in. reports suggest that he himself called 911 less than 20 minutes later and giving officers his location in d’Orleans so they could arrest him.

Meanwhile the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the attack, calling it a “terrorist attack on Muslims.”

While six people were pronounced dead immediately after the shooting, five people are said to be in critical condition and 12 others suffered minor injuries. A report by the Radio Canada said that the attackers were students at Université Laval, a school in Quebec.

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