The Cherbourg mosque was targeted by a new attack. Monday evening, “a shotgun bullet was discovered nestled in the bottom of the metal gate of the mosque,” ​​said the public prosecutor of Cherbourg, Pierre-Yves Marot, on Tuesday April 9, confirming information from France Bleu Cotentin. An investigation has been opened.

According to the public prosecutor, “no witness has yet come forward. The first elements suggest that the shooting took place during the night from Sunday to Monday.

This shooting comes a few days before Eid-el-Fitr, a Muslim holiday celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and generally marked by increased attendance at mosques, set for Wednesday.

The mosque had already been the victim of an attack last November. Islamophobic tags, including death threats, were discovered on the walls of the mosque.