Western Cape police say two worshippers have been killed in a deadly attack on a mosque in Malmesbury – #MalmesburyMosque.

It’s understood the pair was stabbed to death in the early hours of Thursday morning by an armed man in his 30s.

Police tell us that the suspect charged at officers who were persuading him to hand himself over.

But when he ignored their calls, police opened fire.

Spokesperson; Noloyiso Rwexana confirms the latest, saying “provincial detectives are currently combing [the] scene for clues,”

The Muslim Judicial Council says it’s shocked.

Spokesperson, Mischka Daries says one other worshipper was injured in the attack.

“We’re urging the community not to jump to any conclusions,” says Daries.

This comes just weeks after a similar attack on a Durban mosque.