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Knife Attack Kills 2 at South Africa Mosque

The body of a man lies amongst police markers near a mosque after a knife attack in Malmesbury near Cape Town, South Africa, June 14, 2018.

Two people were stabbed to death at a mosque in South Africa Thursday, and several others wounded before the attacker was shot and killed by police.

The attack took place in the town of Malmesbury near the city of Cape Town. Police say the attacker, believed to be in his thirties, was still on the scene and still armed when they arrived. He ignored calls to surrender, and was shot dead after he tried to attack police.

No motive has been given for the attack.

Thursday's incident happened a month after one person was killed and two others injured in a similar attack on a mosque in Verulam, outside the eastern city of Durban. No arrests have been made in the case.

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