At least two civilians were stabbed to death in an attack on a mosque in Malmesbury, South Africa on Thursday, local police said.
"Attack at a mosque in Malmesbury leads to 3 deaths. Provincial detectives are currently combing the scene for clues following the stabbing to death of 2 people at a mosque in Malmesbury early this am. Suspect armed with a knife fatally shot by police," South African Police Service said on Twitter.
Media reports indicate that several people were injured as a result of the attack. Witnesses say that the attack was allegedly committed by a foreigner at the age of about 30 years, who did not look suspicious before the attack.
This incident followed another attack in South Africa last week when three people have had their throats slit at a mosque on Old Main Road, Kwa-Zulu Natal province.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team