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Tributes to Tunisian killed in Quebec mosque attack

February 04
19:07 2017

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (C-L) consoles the wife (C) and son (C-R) of Boubaker Thabti, a Tunisian who was killed in an attack on a mosque in Quebec City, upon the arrival of his body at the Tunis-Carthage airport on February 4, 2017Mourners held a ceremony at Tunisia's main airport on Saturday to receive the body of a Tunisian-born victim of the January 29 attack on a Quebec mosque. Boubaker Thabti was among six men killed when a far right-wing student stormed into a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers and unleashed a barrage of bullets from a pistol and a semi-automatic rifle. Two Algerian dual nationals, agricultural science lecturer Khaled Belkacemi, 60, and 41-year-old computer programmer Abdelkrim Hassane, also died in the attack.


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