63-Year-Old Imam of Mosque Beaten to Death in Serbia

Published March 26th, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Serbian Islamic Union revealed that the 63-year-old imam of a mosque was  “beaten to death” on Saturday in the Muslim-majority city of Novi Pazar. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Serbian Islamic Union revealed that the 63-year-old imam of a mosque was “beaten to death” on Saturday in the Muslim-majority city of Novi Pazar. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

A 63-year-old imam of a mosque was “beaten to death” on Saturday in the Muslim-majority city of Novi Pazar in Serbia.

Nazir Salihovic was attacked when he was on his way back home after leading the night prayer at the mosque, the Serbian Islamic Union said in a statement.

It said the attack on Salihovic was “unacceptable” and that an investigation had been launched to identify the attackers.

Kemal Brnicanin, a doctor at Novi Pazar Hospital, told Anadolu Agency the imam received wounds on his face, head, hands and knees.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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