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Several mosques attacked in France following Paris shooting

Predictable and sad.

TIME

Several French mosques were attacked following the killing of 12 people at the office of the French satirical newspaperCharlie Hebdo on Wednesday,according to reports.

Around 8pm local time on Wednesday, shots were firedin the direction of a Muslim prayer hall in Port-la-Nouvellein southern France. Meanwhile Ouest-Francereports that several percussion grenades were thrown into the courtyard of a mosque in Le Mans, west of Paris.

Local media also reported an explosion near a mosque in the town of Villefranche-sur-Saône in eastern France. The blast took place at 6am local time on Thursday at L’Imperial, a restaurant independently managed by people close to the mosque, where people attending the mosque often gather. There were no casualties reported. Le Progresquotes the town’s deputy mayor, Bernard Perrut, as saying he feared it was linked to Wednesday’s Charlie Hebdo attack.

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