IQNA

8:14 - January 02, 2017
News ID: 3461839
TEHRAN (IQNA) –At least two people were injured in a shooting incident at one of Istanbul’s mosques on Sunday.

Two Injured in Istanbul Mosque Shooting


Gunfire was reported on Sunday afternoon at the Hasan Pasha Mosque in Algeria neighborhood, located in the northern part of Istanbul’s European side, Turkish Dogan News Agency (DHA) said.

Two people were hospitalized.

Police launched an investigation into the shooting, which took place in the Sariyer district. Authorities said they have no reason to believe there was a "political cause” so far, RT reported.

People were gathering at the mosque for prayer when an assailant opened fire with a rifle, the news agency reported, citing eyewitnesses.

The shooting occurred just hours after another gun attack in Istanbul, in which dozens were killed and injured.

39 people were killed and 69 wounded in the attack in a nightclub early Sunday as they were celebrating the New Year.

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