Explosion occurs near mosque in France’s east (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 12:53)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.8
An explosion has occurred in a restaurant near a mosque in the Villefranche-sur-Saone city in France's east, Agence France-Presse reported citing the country's Prosecutor's Office.
No casualties have been reported and no other details of the incident have been provided.
France has been in the grip of terrorist attacks in recent two days.
Three gunmen attacked the office of satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris killing 12 people and injuring 11 on Jan.7. Four cartoonists of the magazine, two police officers and the commentator on economics for the France Inter radio network are among the killed.
The attackers managed to flee.
Moreover, an unknown man opened fire at the police officers on Jan.8 in the morning, leaving one guardian of order and a fellow of road service injured. The attacker has already been detained. No information has been provided about his motive to commit the attack.