Wednesday, August 9, 2017

France: Car driven into a squad of soldiers,Six hurt, two seriously.

(Paris)  French police are currently searching for a driver who ploughed a car into soldiers in Paris Wednesday morning.

At around 8am a dark coloured BMW  which appeared to have been waiting for the soldiers to leave their barracks. was driven the wrong way down a one-way street before it hit the troops and sped off. Six military personnel were hurt, two of them seriously. The two seriously injured soldiers were taken to the Percy military hospital at Clamart, near the French capital. None of the injuries was thought to be life-threatening.The attacked occurred during the changeover of soldiers from the 35th Infantry Regiment stationed at Place de Verdun, not far from the town hall in Levallois-Perret.
Patrick Balkany, the mayor of Levallois-Perret:

“It’s without doubt a deliberate act … This vehicle was waiting for them. The BMW accelerated very quickly the moment they came out. This happened in the middle of the town. It happened very quickly."