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Bat-wielder kills man in mosque

A worshipper believed to have mental troubles entered a mosque in northern France and beat two men with a baseball bat, killing one and badly wounding the other.

A French Muslim leader said the attacker identified only by his first name Seddik entered the tiny Ennour mosque in the city of Arras after Friday afternoon prayers and carried out the attack on two elderly men.

Abdelkader Aoussedj - a regional official in charge of northern France for the Grand Mosque of Paris - said the entire community was "shocked".


From Belfast Telegraph