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Shooting near French mosque leaves eight wounded: Reports

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.


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