Eight people including a girl were lightly wounded late on Sunday in a shooting in front of a mosque in the south-east French city of Avignon.
Two of the eight wounded were hospitalised after the incident,
According to witnesses , two gunmen with their faces covered had fired shots around at 10:30 p.m. as people were coming out of the mosque before the two fled the scene.
Four people were wounded outside the mosque.
The incident comes after a man was arrested on Thursday after trying to drive a car into a crowd in front of a mosque in an incident in which no one was injured.
France is on high security alert following a series of militant attacks in recent years.