3 mosques closed in France since Paris attacks

In Kolkata, hands of participants cast a shadow as Indian youth try to stretch a huge banner before beginning a silent rally to protest against the Paris attacks, (Bikas Das, AP)
In Kolkata, hands of participants cast a shadow as Indian youth try to stretch a huge banner before beginning a silent rally to protest against the Paris attacks, (Bikas Das, AP)

Paris - Three mosques have been shut down in France since the state of emergency implemented after the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris with the latest closure coming on Wednesday.

Police carried out a raid at the mosque in Lagny-sur-Marne, a suburb of Paris, and placed nine "radicalised" suspects under house arrest, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Two other mosques were closed last week in Lyon and Gennevilliers, another Paris suburb, he said.

Parliament instituted the state of emergency until February 26 after last month's terrorist attacks killed 130 people. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the near-simultaneous attacks in cafés, bars, restaurants, the national football stadium and a concert hall.

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