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An eyewitness said around 100 worshippers were in the mosque hall at the time of the attack and roughly 20 people jumped on the assailant. "The incident is not being treated as terror related at this time," police said.
Named Abdulhamid II Mosque, the multi-purpose building was constructed by the Turkish Diyanet Foundation and includes a school section as well.
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A 46-year-old white man ploughed a van into Muslim worshippers near a mosque in the early hours of Monday, injuring 10 people, two of them seriously.
The attack occurred in the early hours of Sunday as a group of teenagers left a Virginia mosque after attending late-night prayers.
The suspect reportedly rented an apartment near the community centre where the shooting took place.
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