French Police Seek Vehicle After Soldiers Hit In Paris, 6 Injured

Six soldiers were hurt, four of them lightly and two more seriously, said police after a vehicle hit French soldiers in a western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
French Police Seek Vehicle After Soldiers Hit In Paris, 6 Injured

A vehicle hit French soldiers and injured 6 in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perre. (AFP)


Paris: 

Highlights

  1. Car slams into soldiers on patrol in northwestern suburb Levallois-Perret
  2. "Without any doubt, it was a deliberate act," said the local mayor
  3. The mayor said the vehicle in question was a BMW
French soldiers injured after they were by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, Paris police authorities said on Wednesday, adding that a security operation was underway in the area.

Six soldiers were hurt, four of them lightly and two more seriously, a police department official added in response to a query from Reuters.

"Police intervention is underway. Search underway for vehicle," the Paris police department said in a Tweet.

Patrick Balkany, the local mayor for the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, had "no doubt" that Wednesday's incident in which a car drove into a group of soldiers, was a deliberate act.

"Without any doubt, it was a deliberate act," Balkany told BFM TV.

"It's an odious act of aggression," Balkany also said, adding that the car in question was a BMW.

France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015 and has seen a string of attacks on security forces who have been regularly targeted, particularly those guarding key tourist sites.

An 18-year-old with a history of psychological problems was arrested on Saturday at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife.

He told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier, sources close to the case told AFP.

In February, a man armed with a machete attacked four soldiers on patrol at Paris's Louvre Museum, while in April another extremist shot and killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees.

In June, a 40-year-old Algeria doctorate student who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame 

(With inputs from Reuters and AFP)
 


Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections. Election results will be out on May 23.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................