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South Africa's Second Mosque Attack Since May Kills Three

  • Assailant stabs two to death before being shot by police
  • Assault comes a month after three men attacked Durban mosque
The Imam Hussain Mosque was evacuated after a device was found in the building on May 13, on the outskirts of Durban.

The Imam Hussain Mosque was evacuated after a device was found in the building on May 13, on the outskirts of Durban.

Photographer: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP via Getty Images 

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A mosque attack in South Africa’s Western Cape province left three people dead and more injured, the second such incident in the country in as many months.

The solo killer stabbed two people to death early on Thursday while they were praying in Malmesbury, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Cape Town, the South African Police Service said. The suspect was then shot by police. The case has been handed to the Hawks, an elite law-enforcement unit, for further investigation.