Several attacks against French Muslim targets

2015-01-08 12:11
Police officers and firefighters gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris after armed gunmen stormed the offices. (Philippe Dupeyrat, AFP)

Police officers and firefighters gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris after armed gunmen stormed the offices. (Philippe Dupeyrat, AFP)

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Paris - Muslims places of worship in two French towns were fired upon overnight, leaving no casualties, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Three blank grenades were thrown at a mosque shortly after midnight in the city of Le Mans, west of Paris, and shots were fired in the direction of a Muslim prayer hall shortly after evening prayers in the Port-la-Nouvelle district near Narbonne in southern France.

An explosion at a kebab shop near a mosque in the eastern French town of Villefranche-sur-Saone on Thursday morning also left no casualties.

"It is a criminal act," a local official told AFP, adding that a police investigation has been opened.

No link was suggested with the deadly attack on Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo a day earlier.

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