MFA Spokesman’s Comments on the Attack at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada on 29 January 2017

Singapore strongly condemns the heinous attack at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre on 29 January 2017 during evening prayers which has resulted in the loss of lives and injuries. There can be no justification for an attack on a sacred place of worship. We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted the four registered Singaporeans in Quebec and they are safe. Thus far, we have not received any reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured by the incident.

Singaporeans in Canada are advised to exercise vigilance and take the necessary precautions for their safety. They should monitor the local news and follow the instructions of the Canadian authorities. They are also advised to keep in touch with their family and friends so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans who require consular assistance are advised to contact the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

MFA Duty Office

Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855 (24-hour hotline)

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

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