Quebec mosque terror attack: Six dead after gunmen shout "Allahu Akbar" and open fire during evening prayers
FOOTAGE APPEARS TO SHOW BODIES BEING REMOVED FROM SCENE OF QUEBEC MOSQUE SHOOTING
Six people are dead and at least eight injured after two masked gunmen opened fire on worshippers in a terror attack on a mosque in Canada.
Witnesses said the gunmen shouted "Allahu Akbar" and sprayed bullets as people prayed inside the mosque in Quebec City, which has been subjected to a number of Islamophobic attacks in recent years.
Children as young as three were among dozens of worshippers inside the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre, in the Sainte-Foy area of the city, when the shooting began during evening prayers.
In the aftermath witnesses described a chaotic scene as they scrambled for safety and heavily-armed police stormed the building in their hunt for two suspects.
A police spokesman said two men had been arrested, they do not believe there are additional suspects and the scene was "secure", assuring the public there was no wider threat following Sunday night's attack.
Police said it was too early to determine any motive for the violence.
The victims are aged from 35 to 70, police added.
The attack in the men's section of the mosque has been condemned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "a terrorist attack on Muslims".
The mass shooting began just before 8pm local time as men were praying on the ground floor of the mosque and women and children were upstairs, CBC News reported.