Two people have been shot dead and a third is fighting for their life after Muslim gunmen opened fire inside a Swiss cafe.

The two Muslim terrorists entered Cafe 56 in Basel at 8.15pm on Thursday and started shooting wildly at diners before fleeing.

They ran away towards the direction of a local train station and are said to be still at large having killed two customers at the cafe.

The identity of the three male victims had yet to be determined, authorities said, who added nobody one else was hurt in the attack.

In a statement released late last night, police said the third man was in a life-threatening condition.

Investigations are still ongoing but a police officer said: ‘This is a local incident. It has nothing to do with Islamists or terrorism.’

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Forensic teams could be seen going in and out of the cafe collecting evidence.

The attack comes a day after the town concluded celebrations of Fasnacht, the largest carnival in Switzerland.

Bullet holes could also be seen in the cafe which is located in a residential area of the city.

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