French prison guards hurt in two new attacks by radicalized inmates

The latest attack on French prison guards occurred on Tuesday at Tarascon prison in the south of France.

An inmate known to have become radicalized to extremist Islam punched a prison guard in the face, leaving her needing hospital treatment.

While the attack was “not of a terrorist nature”, according to reports it will worry prison authorities and guards alike as they continue to protest to demand tighter security at prisons.

The violent attack comes a day after seven officers were injured – three of whom seriously at a jail in Mont-de-Marsan, south west France.