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A vigil was held on Monday for the six victims of Sunday's terrorist attack at a Quebec City mosque.
It was there that more information on the six victims started to become available.
Although KelownaNow did not have a reporter on scene in Quebec, a lot of the information has been shared on Twitter by people who braved the cold to pay tribute to the six men.
This is what we know about the victims of Sunday's tragic attack.
Abdelkrim Hassane, 41.— Amélie Matte (@AmmmieM) January 31, 2017
A civil servant, working as an analyst-programmer for the Quebec gov after a stint in IT for the provincial police.
Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, and Ibrahima Barry, 39.— Amélie Matte (@AmmmieM) January 31, 2017
Both originally from Guinea but not related. Civil servants and inseparable friends.
Azzeddine Soufiane, 57.— Amélie Matte (@AmmmieM) January 31, 2017
Known as a community pillar who was well-known for being helpful to newly-arrived Muslims.
Khaled Belkacemi, 60.— Amélie Matte (@AmmmieM) January 31, 2017
Prof. Belkacemi obtained his master’s degree and doctorate in chemical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke
Aboubaker Thabti, 44.— Amélie Matte (@AmmmieM) January 31, 2017
Mr. Thabti only lived five minutes from the mosque. His friends feared the worst, knowing he wasn't at work.
More information about the six men is available by clicking this link.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the victims and their families.
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