Paris attack: Hunt for car driven at soldiers injuring six

  • 9 August 2017
  • From the section Europe

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The immediate aftermath of the incident in north-west Paris

A car has struck a group of soldiers in Paris, injuring six, two seriously, police say.

A large and urgent police operation is now under way to find the vehicle and driver involved in the incident in the north-western suburb of Levallois-Perret.

The local mayor, Patrick Balkany, said he had “no doubt” that it was a deliberate act.

France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015.

It has seen a string of attacks on the security forces who are now a common sight on the streets.

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