MOSQUE ATTACKED BY ARMED GANG: MOSQUE ALSO SET ALIGHT - ACTIVE SCENE

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MOSQUE ATTACKED BY ARMED GANG: MOSQUE ALSO SET ALIGHT - ACTIVE SCENE
News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Kwa-Zulu Natal | Reaction Unit South Africa

10 May 2018, Verulam, Kwa-Zulu Natal: Three men are fighting for their lives after the mosque that they were attending was attacked by three Indian male suspects.

At approx 14:39 Members of Reaction Unit South Africa received multiple calls of a Terrorist Attack at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Ottawa Verulam.

Upon arrival Reaction Officers found that two victims had their slit and were bleeding profusely. Paramedics were called to the scene to attend to the critically injured men.

Reaction Officer then noticed smoke emanating from the mosque and attempted to dose the flames. A third victim was found inside the building bleeding from a wound to his throat. A knife (picture 4) was found beside a victim.



According to witnesses three (3) armed Egyptian males armed with knives and guns attacked the mosque, slitting the victims throat & then set fire to the building.

The suspects who were wearing half balaclavas fled in a white Hyundai light motor vehicle with no registration plates. Members of Reaction Unit South Africa are searching the area. The Ethekweni Fire Department is currently on scene.

The scene is currently active.



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