Manhunt launched for KZN mosque attackers

Officers have launched a manhunt for three unknown men behind Thursday afternoon’s attack who fled the scene in a vehicle with no registration plates.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Police have now confirmed they're investigating a case of murder and attempted murder after one of the three victims of an attack on a mosque in Verulam, Kwazulu-Natal died in hospital.

The remaining two victims are in a critical condition.

Officers have launched a manhunt for three unknown men behind Thursday afternoon’s attack who fled the scene in a vehicle with no registration plates.

The police's Nqobile Gwala said: “The three worshippers were inside the mosque when the suspects entered, they stabbed all three of them and one of them later died in hospital. The other two are still being treated in hospital.”

Gwala says the suspects also set alight parts of the mosque.

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