Durban - Police have launched a manhunt for three men who launched a brazen attack on a Mosque in Verulam on Thursday, slitting two people's throats and gutting a third.
Three knifemen attacked the Imam Hussain Mosque in Ottawa Verulam shortly after 2.30pm, knifing three people including the Moulana before setting the mosque alight and fleeing.
The motive for the attack is unknown.
At this stage, police have not confirmed the nationality of the attackers.
According to Reaction Unit SA, their control room received multiple calls on Thursday about a "terror attack" on the mosque.
Firefighters extinguish a fire at a Mosque in Verulam. The three knifemen, believe to be Egyptian attacked the Imam Hussain Mosque in Ottawa Verulam on Thursday. Picture RUSA