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Parliament demands police prioritise KZN mosque attack

Parliament demands police prioritise KZN mosque attack

"One of the three has just died on his way to hospital".

The three victims, believed to be a worshiper, care taker and priest, were targeted by three armed men, who reportedly walked into the Mosque screaming and shouting.

Police spokeswoman Nqobile Gwala said the attack happened at 02.40 p.m. local time.

The Reaction Unit SA emergency service says the three are fighting for their lives after an attack by three Indian male suspects.

Witnesses at the scene claimed the men were Egyptian, and drove away in a Hyundai vehicle.

Balram said the motive for the attack was still unknown.




A group of men allegedly stormed the mosque on Thursday afternoon, slitting the throat of at least one person. "One knife was left behind", Prem Balram, spokesman for Reaction Unit South Africa said, speaking from the scene.

"They were in a critical condition and bleeding profusely", he said. "Paramedics or doctors who can assist can report to the scene", Rusa said in an earlier statement. The fire department is also on scene. About 1.5 percent of the country's population is Muslim.

"There have been theft and robbery incidents at mosques before, but not like this when nothing appears to have been taken".

The attack came shortly ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins around May 16.

Social activist Yusuf Abramjee said he had seen information being circulated online that the attacked mosque belonged to the Shia sect.


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