Continued: Police said the number of victims of the shooting in Quebec
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has called the attack on the Islamic cultural centre in Quebec cowardly attack. The incident he commented in his microblog on Twitter.
“Today, Canadians mourn the victims of the cowardly attack on the mosque in Quebec. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed in the attack,” wrote Trudeau.
The head of government of the province of Philip, Cuyar, in turn, urged residents to unite against violence.
Three armed criminals broke into the Islamic cultural centre in Quebec city, which is called “great mosque” of the city during evening prayers on January 29. The attackers, shouting “Allah Akbar!” opened fire. At this point in the room, according to various estimates, there were from 40 to 100 people.
According to Reuters, the victims were five people in police information about the deceased confirmed, but their number is not specified. As a result of the attack several people were injured, they were hospitalized.
Arrived at the scene, law enforcement officers detained two suspects in the attack. According to Le Soleil, one of them was armed with a Kalashnikov. Another offender allegedly managed to escape.