Muslim meat shop sprayed with bullets in France

Updated February 04, 2016

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AJACCIO: The front window of a Muslim butcher’s shop was sprayed with bullets during the night on the French island of Corsica, where communal tensions have flared in recent months, local prosecutor Eric Bouillard said on Wednesday.

The shop, in the centre of the resort town of Propriano, was “hit with a torrent of heavy-weapons fire,” said Bouillard. No one was injured.

Corsica, known as the “Isle of Beauty” for its turquoise waters and picturesque mountains, was rocked by anti-Arab riots over Christmas.

Published in Dawn, February 4th, 2016