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Trudeau tells Canadian Muslims 'we stand with you'

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered a message of solidarity to all Muslims in Canada, following the Quebec mosque attack.

Speaking in parliament Mr Trudeau said the victims were targeted simply because of their religion.

He spoke directly to the one million Muslims who live in Canada, saying, "We are with you."

"Thirty-six million hearts are breaking with yours," Trudeau said. "Know that we value you."

The prime minister attended a vigil outside the mosque on Monday night.

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Justin Trudeau visits scene of Quebec mosque attack

The Canadian PM joined a march to honour those killed in the attack. Credit: AP

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has visited the scene of the Quebec mosque attack, which left six people dead.

Mr Trudeau joined a march to honour the victims of the shooting which took place on Sunday night.

Trudeau earlier called the attack an act of terrorism against Muslims, saying they were targeted simply because of their religion.

Eiffel Tower in darkness to honour Quebec victims

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The Eiffel Tower went dark on Monday night in honour of the victims of a shooting at a Quebec City mosque.

Canadian authorities have charged attack suspect Alexandre Bissonnette with six counts of first-degree murder.

Bissonnette has also been charged with five counts of attempted murder in the shooting at the mosque late on Sunday that left six people dead.

Suspected shooter in Quebec mosque attack charged

A woman places flowers near the mosque where a gunman opened fire. Credit: PA

The sole suspect in the Quebec mosque attack has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder, court documents say.

Alexandre Bissonnette, a French-Canadian national, is accused of opening fire on the Quebec City mosque during evening prayers, killing six men and injuring 18 others.

Bissonnette also has been charged with five counts of attempted murder in the shooting which took place on Sunday evening.

Quebec police establishing motive for mosque attack

There were around 50 worshippers inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre observing evening prayers when a gunman opened fire.

Last summer, during the period of Ramadan, a pig's head was left on the doorstep of the mosque.

The government have called it a terror attack but police say they are still establishing a motive.

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One of men arrested after mosque shooting now 'witness'

Police at the scene of the shooting. Credit: PA

Only one of the two men arrested in connection with the Quebec mosque shooting is considered a suspect, police have said.

Mohamed el Khadir is now considered a witness and not a suspect of the shooting which killed six men.

The sole suspect is French-Canadian student Alexandre Bissonnette, a source told Reuters.

Canadian PM to visit mosque in wake of shooting

Justin Trudeau called the attack an act of terror. Credit: AP

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to travel to Quebec City in the wake of the mosque shooting that killed six men, his spokesman said.

The PM is due to address parliament before visiting the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre.

"We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge," Trudeau said in a statement following the attack.

The attack came after Trudeau said Canada would welcome refugees that were blocked from the US after Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing a 90-ban on seven Muslim-majority nations.

Two suspects detained over mosque shooting identified

Police at the scene of the shooting on Monday morning. Credit: The Canadian Press/PA

Suspects detained in connection with the Quebec mosque shooting have been identified as Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir, a source told CBC News.

French-Canadian Bissonnette and Khadir, of Moroccan heritage, are said to be in their late 20s or early 30s.

At least one suspect is a student at the Laval University near the mosque, the source said.

Six men, aged 35 to 70, are said to have died in the attack and five more are in a critical condition, police Sergeant Christine Coulombe said.

A hospital spokesman said 13 people had been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment.

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