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Trudeau says Canada shaken by attack on mosque in Quebec

  • From right, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,  Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre pay their respects to three of the six victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi and Aboubaker Thabti,  during the funeral at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Thursday, Feb.  2, 2017.   (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    From right, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre pay their respects to three of the six victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi and Aboubaker Thabti, during the funeral at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mourners attend the funeral for Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi and Aboubaker Thabti, three of the six victims of Sunday's Quebec City mosque shooting, at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.   (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Mourners attend the funeral for Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi and Aboubaker Thabti, three of the six victims of Sunday's Quebec City mosque shooting, at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mourners look on as the caskets of three of the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting are lined up before a funeral at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Mourners look on as the caskets of three of the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting are lined up before a funeral at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told a funeral service for three of the men shot to death in a Quebec City mosque that Canada has been shaken by what he calls a brutal and hateful attack.

Trudeau addressed a crowd of thousands who packed Quebec's Maurice-Richard Arena for the funeral Thursday. The caskets of Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi and Aboubaker Thabti were draped in flags of their homelands.

Six men in all were killed when a gunman entered the mosque and opened fire during evening prayers. Nineteen more were wounded.

University student Alexandre Bissonnette has been charged with murder and attempted murder. He was arrested Sunday night following the attack.

The funeral for the other three men will be Friday.