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One dead in Swiss mosque shooting: police

A Swiss national flag (top) and a flag of the city of Basel fly over the entrance of a branch office of Swiss bank UBS in Basel in this October 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)

GENEVA: One person was killed Friday in a shooting in the prayer hall of a Swiss mosque, police said.

The suspected killer was arrested at the scene in the northeastern city of Sankt Gallen, local police told AFP, without giving further details about the individual.

Officers were alerted at around 2:00 p.m. (1200 GMT) that shots had been fired in the mosque.

At the scene, they detained one man who was in possession of a handgun and found another lying dead in the prayer hall.

 

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