An Imam is reported to have died, after armed men stormed a Shia Mosque, near Durban, in South Africa, slitting the throats of other two worshippers, before fleeing.
The group arrived with guns and knives, an Emergency Service official revealed.
The three attackers escaped in a Hyundai car, on the outskirts of the Eastern Port City.
Police said that the men entered the large Mosque after prayers, and stabbed three people.
They further set certain rooms alight and fled in their getaway vehicle, Police Spokeswoman Nqobile Gwala, said in a statement.
“The motive of the attack on the three men is unknown at this stage. Verulam Police are investigating three counts of attempted murder and arson.”