US imam shot dead outside Newark mosque: Police

NEW York: An imam who was shot on Wednesday outside a mosque near New York has died, a US official told AFP.
Police in the city of Newark, New Jersey, did not give a motive for the incident.
“Hassan Sharif was a Transportation Security Officer at Newark Liberty International Airport since 2006,” said Lisa Farbstein, a spokeswoman for the United States Transportation Security Administration where Sharif worked.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and send our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.”

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