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Canada's PM calls mosque shooting 'terrorist attack'

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:13

Six people were killed and eight wounded after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City. The shooting occured during evening prayers Sunday night. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning what he called a 'terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge.' Zachary Goelman reports.

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Six people were killed and eight wounded after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City. The shooting occured during evening prayers Sunday night. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning what he called a 'terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge.' Canada's public broadcaster quoting Quebec police reporting that at the moment of the attack, men were praying on the ground floor while women and children were upstairs. French-languange Radio-Canada quoting an anonymous witness that two masked individuals entered the mosque and started to fire. Police saying two suspects are in custody. The shooting comes after Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada would welcome refugees in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the U.S. refugee program and temporarily barred travel to the U.S. from seven Middle Eastern and African nations. Mass shootings in Canada are rare, with stricter gun laws than the U.S. But incidents of Islamophobia have increased in Quebec in recent years. The question of Muslim head scarves and face coverings became an issue in the 2015 federal election. Last year, the same Quebec City mosque found a pig's head laying on its doorstep.

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Canada's PM calls mosque shooting 'terrorist attack'

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:13