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Canada: Gunman Attacks Quebec Mosque, Killing 6 and Injuring 8

HeadlineJan 30, 2017

In Canada, police have arrested a gunman charged with opening fire at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City during evening prayers on Sunday, killing six worshipers and wounding eight others. Witnesses described a gunman in black launching a coordinated attack on the mosque, opening fire indiscriminately with semi-automatic weapons. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the massacre as an act of terrorism. The mosque has previously been the target of hate. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last June, a pig’s head was left on the doorstep of the mosque.

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