[UPDATE] 1 dead following KZN mosque attack

A group of men allegedly stormed the mosque on Thursday afternoon, slitting the throat of at least one person.

A mosque in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, was attacked by a group of men on 10 May 2018. Picture: Reaction Unit South Africa Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - Security company Reaction Unit South Africa says one of the victims in an attack of a mosque in Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal has died in hospital.

Police are now looking for a group of three men wearing half balaclavas.

The men allegedly stormed the mosque on Thursday afternoon, slitting the throat of at least one person.

Two other people were wounded in the attack.

Reaction Unit South Africa says the attackers threw a petrol bomb inside the mosque before fleeing the scene in a vehicle with no registration plates.

The motive for the attack is not yet known.

The security company's Prem Balrem said: “We have interviewed witnesses who believe it is a terrorist attack. Nothing was taken from the mosque or from the victims, that’s why we’re saying it doesn’t look like a robbery. But it cannot be confirmed yet whether is it a terrorist attack.”

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