Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sudden Jihad Syndrome: Man Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Drives Into Crowd, Injuring 11

(Sky News) A man heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great") has driven into a crowd of people in the eastern French city of Dijon.

At least 11 people were injured in the attack, two of them seriously.

It came a day after French police shot dead another man who stabbed three officers in a police station in the central town of Joue-les-Tours.

The 20-year-old, who had converted to Islam, was also heard shouting "Allahu Akbar".

This latest attacker was known to authorities, a source close to the investigation said.

"The man, born in 1974, is apparently unbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital," the source said, adding that "for now his motives are still unclear".

According to French newspaper Le Figaro, three people were in the car at the time of the attack.