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AFP
June 24, 2019

Shots fired at Mosque in Spain’s Ceuta

World

AFP
Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Madrid: Two masked gunmen on a motorbike fired shots on Monday at a Mosque in the Spanish territory of Ceuta on the northern coast of Africa, local officials said.

No one was injured in the attack which happened in the early hours of Monday, a spokesman for the Spanish central government´s representative in Ceuta said.

"Three bullets struck a mosque early this morning," he told AFP, adding police were looking for two masked gunmen on a motorcycle.

A handful of worshippers were inside the Muley el Mehdi mosque, one of the most important in the tiny territory, at the time of the shooting, according to local media.

Around 37,000 of Ceuta´s 85,000 residents are Muslim, according to the Union of Islamic communities of Spain.