Rabat - Fortunately, the shocking attack left no one harmed.
Rabat – Fortunately, the shocking attack left no one harmed.
According to AFP, a driver of a Mercedes struck the doors of Al Wifaq Mosque in the French village of Mons-en-Baroeul near Lille, at night on Friday, August 10. The prefecture released a statement dismissing any “racist motivation.”
???FLASH – Le conducteur d’une voiture a volontairement foncé dans les portes d’une mosquée hier soir à #MonsEnBaroeul près de Lille. Pas de blessé. L’auteur est recherché. Il a été identifié. Ses motivations ne sont pas connues pour l’instant. (France 3 – ?@Ali_Loup) pic.twitter.com/STBliTNAE4
— Brèves de presse (@Brevesdepresse) August 12, 2018
The hit-and-run act occurred at 11:45 p.m., shortly after the isha (evening) prayer, which gathered approximately 200 people, according to French media. The suspect left his car behind, and ran to escape the crime scene.
“The car drove its full length into the mosque. The motives of the suspect, who has been identified will be known when arrested,” said a police source to AFP.
The national police services have made it a priority to find the individual.
According to television channel France 3, the suspect is a French Muslim who was previously convicted of a criminal offense.