Three Jews wearing kipot were attacked by 10 people in Villeurbanne, near Lyon, the French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced on Sunday.
Two of the victims were hospitalized.
The attackers were described as being of North-African origin, and beat their Jewish victims with hammers and iron bars, an act denounced as "extremely serious" by French authorities. The attack occurred on Saturday.
The Interior Ministry suggested that the attack was anti-Semitic, and has called for bringing the attackers to justice.
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