ive people have reportedly been killed and several injured in a gun attack at a mosque in Québec City, the mosque’s president has said.
The shooting was carried out by three attackers and happened during evening prayers at about 8pm on Sunday, said witnesses.
About 40 people were thought to be in the building – the Québec City Islamic cultural center on Sainte-Foy Street – at the time.
Two arrests have been made, a police spokesman said, but did not release details of the death toll.
A large security cordon has been set up around the site.
Canada’s publics safety minister, Ralph Goodale, said he was “deeply saddened” by the deaths.
In June, during the holy month of Ramadan, a pig’s head was left at the mosque, CBC reported.