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28 Oct 2019 | 04:17 PM UTC

France: Gunshots reported at mosque in Bayonne October 28

France News Alert

Gunshots reported at mosque in Bayonne on October 28; suspect arrested, with two people reportedly wounded in the shooting

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Bayonne


Gunshots were reported at a mosque on Joseph Latxague Street in Bayonne at approximately 15:00 (local time) on Monday, October 28. At least two people were wounded in the incident. A police operation is underway. The assailant was subsequently arrested at his home in Saint-Martin de Seignanx (Landes department).

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.  


Individuals in the area are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid the site of the incident, and abide by all instructions issued by security forces.


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