Imam killed in Morocco after mentally ill man attacks mosque

Police said in addition to killing the mosque's imam, the suspect also wounded several people at the Al Andalous mosque. (Shutterstock)

Morocco's state news agency says a man who attacked a mosque in the Moroccan city of Tetouan has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of an imam.

State news agency MAP reported that police in Tetouan arrested the man Tuesday after he attacked several people in the Al Andalous mosque in the old medina with a bladed weapon. Police said in addition to killing the mosque's imam, the suspect also wounded several people who are now in stable condition.

It said the suspect, who was born in 1982, had previously received treatment for mental health issues.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 10 August 2016 KSA 10:25 - GMT 07:25
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