Paris: Six soldiers injured after driver deliberately runs his car into them

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Paris: Six soldiers injured after driver deliberately runs his car into them
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Six soldiers were injured when an unknown driver ran his car into them in Paris on Wednesday morning.

The car sped off after hitting the soldiers and manhunt is still in progress to track the assailant who is still at large. The incident took place at France’s ongoing state of emergency introduced after the November 2015 terrorist attacks, where soldiers of Opération Sentinelle were standing near their vehicle at about 8 am in the morning at Place de Verdun which is within a close proximity of town hall in Levallois-Perre.

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Out of six soldiers, 2 were seriously injured and were taken to the Percy military hospital at Clamart, near the French capital, according to the reports.

The mayor of Levallois-Perret, Mr. Patrick Balkany said that the driver was waiting for the soldiers to get out of their barracks before plowing the car into them. The car rammed into the soldiers from the wrong side of the one-way street.

“We have to be careful, but it wasn’t a classic road accident. As for the motives, we will have to wait until the person or people concerned are arrested.” said the local senator, Roger Karoutchi.

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According to eyewitnesses, the driver was alone in a dark colored vehicle.

Further details awaited