The Hawks have taken over the investigation of a mosque attack in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, which claimed the life of a man and left two others injured on Thursday.Three knife-wielding men stormed the Imam Hussain Mosque in Ottawa after midday prayers, targeting the imam and two others.One of the men, who had his throat slit, died shortly after arriving at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital.A witness‚ who arrived at the scene shortly after the knife attack‚ said the parking lot looked like a slaughterhouse.Police spokeswoman Capt Nqobile Gwala said a docket had been registered at the Verulam police station but Hawks investigators would take over the investigation on Friday.A manhunt had been launched in the wake of the attack, after the three knifemen fled in a car.Gwala said that no arrests had yet been made."Upon assessing the crime scene it was found that there was an element of extremism to it," Simphiwe Mhlongo, a spokesman for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, th...

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