Five people were killed in a shooting in the canadian mosques

In the Islamic cultural centre in Quebec shooting occurred, in which five people died and several more were injured. On Sunday, January 29, according to Reuters.

Three armed gunmen stormed a mosque during evening prayers at about 20:00 (04:00 GMT on Monday, January 30). At this time, according to the Agency, in the building there were about 40 believers. The attackers shouted “Allah Akbar!”.

As told the head of the center Mohammad Yangi, a skirmish occurred on the first floor, then criminals managed to climb to the second floor. According to him, the victims were taken to hospitals in the city. The exact number of casualties, he said.

Arrived at the scene, law enforcement officers detained two suspects in the attack, reports the Huffington Post Qu├ębec.

The Islamic cultural centre in Quebec city called “great mosque” of the city, said RIA Novosti.