Two Stabbed To Death In South Africa Mosque, Attacker Killed

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Two stabbed to death in South Africa mosque, attacker killed

A man stabbed two people to death and wounded two others in an attack at a mosque in South Africa on Thursday, before being shot dead by police, officers said.

Malmesbury, South Africa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 14th Jun, 2018 ) :A man stabbed two people to death and wounded two others in an attack at a mosque in South Africa on Thursday, before being shot dead by police, officers said.

Police have surrounded the building in Malmesbury near Cape Town outside which a body lay under a tree and a penknife had been discarded nearby, said an AFP correspondent at the scene.

The attacker's motive remains unclear.

It comes just a month after a deadly stabbing at another South African mosque which police said had "elements of extremism" and left an Islamic leader dead.

Police were alerted by early morning worshippers and arrived at Malmesbury's mosque to find two people had died of stab wounds, Noloyiso Rwexana, spokeswoman forthe Western Cape police, told AFP.

Two other people were wounded and are being treated in hospital.

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