Monday 30th May 2016, four gunshots were fired targeting the French Embassy in Mauritius capital, Port Louis and at the hotel Le Saint Georges, frequented by Westerners.
Reports say there were no casualties as the embassy was empty and only two security guards who were on duty undergoing interrogation.
Though no casualties suffered, the attack is an indicator of an imminent terror attack citing inscription by the so called Islamic State graffiti found sprayed on the wall of the embassy that warned :‘You will no longer live here in peace’,”
A press conference organized after the shooting by the police and from CCTV footage, only three poorly visible images were at the scene and according to the Polioce boss Mario Nobin, they used small arms and hunting weapons in the shootings.
Nobin added that security level had been raised in the country, but described the situation as under control.
France’s Ambassador to Mauritius, Laurent Garnier, stressed how his country is at risk since they took bold actions against the Islamic State but reiterated that they will not yield to terrorist intimidation.