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Three 'seriously injured' at shooting in Swiss mosque

The shootings took place in the German-speaking city of Zurich [AFP]

Date of publication: 19 December, 2016

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Three people have been shot and seriously injured at a shooting in a Muslim prayer hall in Zurich, shortly after the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey in Ankara.

Three people have been seriously injured after a shooting at a Muslim prayer hall in the Swiss city of Zurich, according to local media reports.

The attack comes just hours after Russia's ambassador to Turkey was gunned down while at an art exhibition in Ankara, althought the two attacks are not yet thought to be related.

"Three people were injured. Nothing is known about the severity of the injuries," a police spokesman said.

"I can only confirm that there was a shooting," a spokeswoman for Zurich police said. Swiss media said the suspected assailant had fled the scene.

Security services have sealed off the area which is near a train station.

It comes shortly after the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey by a man who shouted "Allahu Akbar" and comments about Aleppo.

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