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France mosque shooting injures 8

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France mosque shooting injures 8
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An attack on late Sunday outside a mosque in the southern French city of Avignon on late Sunday injured as many as eight people.

Two men in a Renault Clio opened fire outside the place of worship in the city of Avignon at around 10.30pm on Saturday, reported La Provence.

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 the Paris suburb of Creteil in an incident in which no one was injured. France is on high-security alert following a series of militant attacks in recent years.

Crowds were leaving the mosque when the two men, one said to be carrying a pistol, the other a handgun, arrived at the scene. One reportedly climbed out of the vehicle before launching the attack. The crowd dispersed and police are searching for the men.

Police said that the shooting might have been gang-related and not an act of terror against Muslims.