Six people are killed and eight more wounded in a ‘terrorist attack at a Quebec City mosque

Six people were killed and eight more injured after gunmen opened fire on them as they prayed in a mosque in Quebec City last night in an attack branded 'cowardly' and 'barbaric'.

Witnesses claimed the masked attackers shouted 'Allahu akbar' in what sounded like a Quebecois accent as they went on the rampage at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center at around 8pm.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the mass killing as a 'terrorist attack on Muslims'.

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