The suspects in Sunday’s attack on a Quebec mosque that killed six have been identified asMohamed Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette, CBC and the Montreal Gazette are reporting.
The Daily Mail and Fox News are both reporting that one of the suspects “was of Moroccan origin.”
The Montreal Gazette reports:
According to Radio Canada and LCN, the two suspects in Sunday’s terror attacks on a mosque in Quebec City are Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir.
One of the suspects was arrested at the scene, while a second called 911 himself and was arrested around 9 p.m., just over an hour after the first 911 calls came in at 7:55 p.m., police said Monday morning during a news conference involving the Sûreté du Québec, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Quebec City police and Montreal police.
The suspects, men in their late 20s and early 30s, were not known to police and the investigation into a possible motive continues, said superintendent Martin Plante of the RCMP’s C Division. He would not confirm the identity of the victims.
“The attackers were students at Université Laval, a school in Quebec, a source close to the investigation told Radio Canada, saying one was Moroccan. Police said the suspects were not on their radar,” Fox News reports:
One of the gunmen was armed with an AK-47, the Le Soleil newspaper reported.
A witness who asked to remain anonymous told Radio Canada the two shooters were masked.
“It seemed to me that they had a Quebecois accent. They started to fire, and as they shot they yelled, ‘Allahu akbar!’ (Click to Article)