Jun 14, 2018 15:20 Asia/Tehran

Two worshipers were kill in a knife attack at a mosque in Malmesbury, western cape of South Africa on Thursday. The attacker was shot dead by South African police.

Two people were stabbed to death at a mosque in South Africa’s Malmesbury in the Western Cape, during morning prayers.

South African police service said, police officer responding to the incident shot and killed the attacker.

South African police service added, the attack at a mosque in Malmesbury resulted in three deaths and three people, including a police officer, being injured. Provincial detectives are currently combing the scene for clues.

The Muslim Judicial Council said in a statement that two worshipers were killed at the mosque.

Earlier, two people were killed in a similar  attack at a mosque in Durban,  South Africa.