Witnesses on Twitter say bullets were fired at a mosque in Ivry-Sur-Seine, in the south-east of Paris. One said: “Shooting in the Mosque of Ivry-sur-Seine.” Another said: “For the moment we do not know more, the firefighters and police have blocked the street that leads to the mosque.”
It comes just hours after a knife attack in Paris left two injured. Anti-terror police are investigating.
Prime Minister Jean Castex had earlier said four people had been stabbed, but a police source later said the number of people wounded was two, one of them seriously.
One witness said: “I was in my office. I heard screams in the road.
“I looked out of the window and saw a woman who was lying on the floor and had taken a whack in the face from what was possibly a machete.
“I saw a second neighbour on the floor and I went to help.”
There is no indicating the incidents are linked.
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Published at Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:07:00 +0000