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Muslim prayer hall set ablaze on French island of Corsica

A Muslim prayer hall was damaged by fire overnight in the capital of the French island of Corsica, local authorities said.

world Updated: Apr 30, 2016 18:38 IST
Muslim prayer hall
Outside view of the entrance of a Muslim prayer room in Ajaccio.(AP)

A Muslim prayer hall was damaged by fire overnight in the capital of the French island of Corsica, local authorities said, four months after a separate Muslim prayer hall there was ransacked.

No one was injured in the fire in Ajaccio, which police are investigating it as a criminal case after finding two separate sources of fire inside the hall.

Police are terming it as a criminal case after finding two separate sources of fire inside the prayer hall. (AP)

“This is unacceptable,” Ajaccio mayor Laurent Marcangeli told iTELE news channel. “Those sites are not sufficiently protected.”

In late December, the island was rocked by days of racial tension after firemen in Ajaccio were attacked on a housing estate with a large immigrant population and a Muslim prayer hall was attacked in anti-immigrant protests that followed.