Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Switzerland: Three injured in gun attack on Zurich mosque


Across Switzerland, two thirds of its 8.3 million residents identify as Christian, but the nation has been wrestling with the role of Islam as its Muslim population has risen to 5%, particularly with the arrival of immigrants from the former Yugoslavia.

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Source/Credit: The Guardian
By Reuters in Zurich | 19 December 2016

Police say body found nearby but will not comment on link to shootings or motivation of attack in Swiss city

Three people were injured when a man stormed into a Zurich mosque and opened fire on people at prayer, police said.

Two of the three men – aged 30, 35 and 56 – were seriously injured in the attack near the main train station in Switzerland’s financial capital.

The suspect, a man aged around 30 according to witness accounts, had fled the mosque and was believed to have left the building, police said.

Police said a body was found nearby, but could not comment on any link to the shootings while investigations were still under way.

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  1. Attack on someone's place of worship is inhumane.I,as a Muslim,condemn this attack on Switzerland mosque.My deepest sympathies to those who are injured.

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