Colombo, Jan 30 (NIA) – Sri Lanka, on Monday offered its condolences to Canada over the terrorist attack in Quebec which killed six people and injured several others.
“Sri Lanka grieves with Canada for the victims of the terrorist attack in Quebec and condemns all forms of terrorism,” Sri Lanka’ Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mahishini Colonne said.
Gunmen attacked a suburban Quebec City mosque in Canada as worshipers were finishing their prayers on Sunday night, killing six and wounding at least eight.
While mosques in Canada and the U.S. have been the targets of numerous acts of vandalism and other hate crimes in the past few years, the Quebec City attack appears to be the first mass shooting at an Islamic house of worship in North America.
Canadian officials wasted no time calling it an act of terrorism.