30 May 2016
Shots were reportedly fired in the early hours of Monday morning within the vicinity of the French Embassy in the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, and a business hotel.
There were no casualties and the embassy was empty at the time. Police are currently questioning 2 security guards over the attack.
Graffiti tied to the Islamic State group was found on the wall of the embassy saying: “You will no longer live in peace here.”
Police commissioner, Mario Nobin said “no country is immune but we appeal for the solidarity of all. I appeal to the public to inform the police if they find anything suspicious”
Security has now been beefed up, especially around the city’s embassies and high commissions.