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    One Dead, Two Injured in Attack on Mosque in S Africa - Reports (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    Three people have had their throats slit at a mosque on Old Main Road, in South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal province, according to Reaction Unit SA.

    "Eyewitnesses said three attackers with guns had used knives to slit the victims' throats. One knife was left behind," Prem Balram, spokesman for Reaction Unit South Africa said, speaking from the scene.

    According to the recent data, one person out of the three injured has died.

    "One of the three has just died on his way to hospital. The other two are in critical condition," said Prem Balram added.

    Speaking further, the representative noted that there had already been theft and robbery incidents at the mosque before.

    Three men, believed to be Egyptian nationals, were reportedly responsible for the attack and fled the scene in a white Hyundai Getz. 

    IPSS Medical Rescue is currently tending to a mass casualty incident.

    Police, firefighters and several private security companies are on the scene, according to IPSS Medical Rescue's representative Paul Herbst.

    "The fire department is currently on the scene clearing up, the fire been extinguished," he said.

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