Muslim places of worship in France targeted with blank grenades, bullets

Muslim places of worship in two French towns were targeted with blank grenades and bullets, but there were no casualties, prosecutors said Thursday.

According to AFP, three blank grenades were thrown at a mosque in the city of Le Mans, west of Paris, and a bullet hole was found in the window.

In Southern France’s Port-la-Nouvelle district, several shots were fired at a Muslim prayer hall after evening prayers Wednesday, but no one was inside, a local prosecutor said.

Meanwhile, an explosion at a kebab shop near a mosque in the eastern French town of Villefranche-sur-Saone on Thursday was being described by prosecutors as a “criminal act,” the AFP reports.

The incidents occurred following the Islamist terror attack at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical publication in Paris on Wednesday that left 12 people dead and several wounded.

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