French soldier accidentally fires weapon outside Jewish center

By JTA
January 23, 2015 19:06

 
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A French soldier guarding a Jewish community center in Nice accidentally discharged his weapon outside the building.

The soldier fired three shots from his firearm on Thursday outside the city’s Chabad center, according to Le Parisien. The incident ended without injury or damage to property.

The weapon was pointing downward and the volley hit the ground, according to the Nice edition of the France 3 television channel.

The southern city is among dozens of locales in France where troops were deployed outside Jewish institutions following the slaying of four Jews in a kosher shop near Paris on Jan. 9 by an Islamist.

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