The gunmen opened fire at Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in the Canadian city, one of the victims has been named as Abdelkrim Hassen, a married father of three.
Police have arrested two people following the horrific incident.
Quebec Police spokesman Etienne Doyon also confirmed two suspects have been arrested, adding “there are many victims… there are deaths”.
At least 20 emergency services vehicles were at the scene in Quebec city as a heavily armed tactical squad entered the mosque to deal with the incident which is now under control, according to police.
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