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Four stabbed in British mosque attack: police

Four men including a police officer were in hospital hospital Sunday after being stabbed during an attack at a mosque in the English city of Birmingham, police said.

world Updated: Jun 16, 2013 07:33 IST

Four men including a police officer were in hospital hospital Sunday after being stabbed during an attack at a mosque in the English city of Birmingham, police said.

Officers were called out to a mosque in the city's Ward End area late Saturday after reports that three men had been stabbed, said a spokesman for West Midlands Police.

While a suspect was being arrested one of the officers was himself stabbed, the spokesman added. All four of the victims were in a stable condition in hospital, he said.

Police are holding a 32-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.