In the latest “deliberate” act of violence in Paris, a vehicle slammed into a group of soldiers, injuring six. The driver is on the run.
Police officials say a driver in a dark BMW is on the run after ramming his car into a large group of soldiers in what appeared to be a calculated ambush in a Paris suburb Wednesday evening.
A dark-colored BMW slammed into soldiers guarding the suburb of Levallois-Perret, northwest of Paris, injuring six of them – two seriously – before getting away.
Authorities are now searching for the vehicle and driver, according to a Paris police spokesman. Police have closed off the roads.
The officials said witnesses described seeing a BMW with one person on board waiting in a cul-de-sac near a building used for soldiers. One official said the attacker hit just as a group of soldiers emerged from the building to board vehicles for a new shift.
“Without any doubt, it was a deliberate act,” Patrick Balkany, the mayor of Levallois-Perret, told French broadcaster BFM TV, The Independent reported.
The incident in the suburb, northwest of Paris, is the latest of several attacks targeting security forces in France guarding sites. Most recently, in June, a hammer-wielding terrorist attacked Paris police guarding Notre Dame Cathedral, yelling “This is for Syria!” before being shot and wounded by officers nearby.
The French capital has been in a state of emergency since November 2015, when Islamic State terrorists targeted several venues simultaneously on a Friday night in which 132 died and hundreds were wounded.
By: World Israel News
With files from AP