Two dead, several injured in Cape Town mosque attack A man stabbed to death two people in an attack at a mosque in South Africa before he was shot dead by police.
According to police, several people were also wounded in the attack in the town of Malmesbury near the southwestern city of Cape Town early on Thursday.
‘Malmesbury police were called out to a local mosque and found two people dead with stab wounds and several injured,’ Noliyoso Rwexana, spokesperson for the Western Cape police, said. ‘The suspect believed to be in his thirties and armed with a knife charged at the police who tried to persuade him to hand himself over.
‘He ignored the calls and tried to attack police. He was shot dead.’ Rwexana said police are now ‘combing the scene for clues’. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear. It comes a month after a similar attack at a Shiite mosque in the town of Verulam, on the outskirts of the eastern port city of Durban.