6 dead, 8 wounded as gunmen storm mosque

Witnesses said at least two gunmen wearing black shot at worshippers in the mosque. [ Photo credit: usatoday.com]
Witnesses said at least two gunmen wearing black shot at worshippers in the mosque. [ Photo credit: usatoday.com]

At least six people were killed and eight people injured when gunmen stormed a mosque in Quebec, Canada.

The attack, which took place at the city’s Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre, is being investigated as an act of terrorism by police, CNN reports.

Witnesses said at least two gunmen wearing black shot at worshippers in the mosque.

Of the eight people injured, six are in critical condition. The police also said two people have been arrested in what has been described as a terror act by Philippe Couillard, premier of Quebec province.

The mosque also cautioned against spreading rumours about the attack.

“Please wait for preliminary results (of the investigation) before circulating rumors,” it said on its Facebook page. “The situation is very critical. May Allah give us endurance.”

The Canadian attack occurred as the temporary ban on Muslims from seven countries by neighbouring U.S. was enforced.
In the U.S., thousands of people have been protesting the ban put in place by President Donald Trump.


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  • MamaHannatu

    Hate spreads like wild fire. This is no surprise. Thanks Trump!

    • Concerned 4 u

      wonder what you think of the one that happened in southern kaduna

      • Garba sani

        These are Christian terrorists and they are just fulfilling Bible instructions. Kill them all, don’t spare any one be him Man or woman, adult or child , even the sheep sand animal should not be spared. Genesis 24:18

  • A. Gerrard

    Premium Times Editor,

    In boringly staid Canada: Fools die!

    CANADA HAS NEVER BEEN a sensible country in all of history and has not produced gilt-edged thinking
    in political reasoning or in economic thought. It is an intellectual bereft country. As America raced above it,
    in thinking terms, Canada began to feed on the wealth of a reasoning America under the guise of trade.
    Canada then got militarily protected by a strong U.S Army, as neighbour. Otherwise, but for America,
    Canada would be a hardscrabble swathe of mediocre. Here, America was thinking whilst Canada
    was slumbering. President Trump focused on mad Muslims as a greatest threat to world peace.
    The usually naive Canada instead announced it would be welcoming all Muslims everywhere.
    Forty eight hours after Canada’s bluster, horrors were inflicted on the usually staid country.
    Now, Canada screams havoc, but everyone else in the world just hisses, that fools die!!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    What are Muslims doing in Canada? I just wonder why they (Muslims) don’t like emigrating to their fellow Islamic enclaves. The message that is being sent out in a strong manner is that Christians want their countries back. Muslims should leave Christian countries for their Islamic enclaves. After all, Christians are usually referred to as infidels by dirty, Muslim blood hounds.

  • Domingos

    In less than 24 hours 2 suspects are already arrested and one of them has been named. I hope Premium Times is watching how other countries respond to terrorism and the role of the press? Were it Nigeria, no one will ever be arrested. None charged and none investigated. The focus will be on President Jonathans Cousins with the overzealous journalists placing the Pishure of President Jonathan or Aunty Faka placed instead of that of the said cousin. It has no other name, It is called journalistic mumudity.

  • Otile

    What are Rommel and his co-Islmist Arthful Dodger saying about this carnage? Islam is evil.

  • Smart

    They are not gun men PT, rather Christian terrorists as reported by many international medias.

    • Oskirin

      stop saying christian terrorists…no religion endorses terrorism.

  • Impulse400

    Who would gain from this cowardly act? Canada is a peace loving country. Who is trying to incite the Muslim immigrants into retaliatory actions that would turn Canadian government against them?

    Whether o not they are caught will determine their identity.

  • amazing2012

    Gunmen or christians terrorists ? And when they reterliate no one should complain.

  • Impulse400

    There is only one set of Christian cult that is trained to pepertuate violent extremism and that is the Jesuit Order of the Roman Catholic Church.

    Until the two gun men are caught, they could also be IS members or their ilk.