Hooded gunmen open fire outside French mosque

Gunmen have reportedly opened fire outside a mosque in France.

Local media say the scene in the city of Avignon has been placed into lockdown with a major manhunt underway.

It’s understood two men were involved in the shooting at the Arrahma mosque around 10.30pm local time and remain at large.


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Several people, including a 7-year-old girl, have been wounded and rushed to local hospitals, The Telegraph reports.

French newspaper La Provence says police have ruled out a terrorist motive.

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