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VERULAM MOSQUE ATTACK

The police have launched a manhunt for three unknown men after Thursday’s attack in Verulam mosque, KwaZulu-Natal. The attackers entered the place of worship after afternoon prayers on Thursday where they attacked their targets. The attackers threw a petrol bomb inside the mosque before absconding the scene in a vehicle with no registration plates. One of the three targets of an attack died in hospital and the remaining two targets are in a critical condition and being treated in hospital. One of the survivors says it was a terror attack. Police confirmed they are probing a case of murder and attempted murder. The police say the motive remain unclear. The police have appealed to anyone with information that could assist them in the investigation to come forward. The Hawks and the forensic investigators have taken over the crime scene at Verulam mosque. The Hawks says their initial probe shows that there are elements of extremism behind this kind of attack. Suspects still on the run. Local residents are shocked after Verulam mosque attack. Local religious leaders define Verulam mosque attack as an act of terror. Muslim Judicial Council condemns the attack and blame ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

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