Two stabbed to death in South Africa mosque, attacker killed

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A police vehicle stands in front of the mosque following a stabbing attack that left two worshippers dead and the attacker shot by the police on June 14, 2018 in Malmesbury, an agricultural town about 50Km north of Cape Town. Two worshippers have been killed and several wounded in a stabbing attack at a mosque in Malmesbury in the Western Cape in the early hours of June 14. / AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH

A man stabbed two people to death and wounded two others in an attack at a mosque in South Africa on Thursday, before being shot dead by police, officers said.

Police have surrounded the building in Malmesbury near Cape Town outside which a body lay under a tree and a penknife had been discarded nearby, said an AFP correspondent at the scene. The attacker’s motive remains unclear.

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