Vehicle slams into French troops in Paris suburb

French troops were struck by a vehicle outside a barracks in suburban Paris on Wednesday in an apparent attack that left six wounded, including two seriously, according to French police.

Police said in a tweet that an operation was underway and that they were trying to track down the vehicle and driver involved in the incident in Levallois-Perret, a northern suburb of the French capital.


Officials and rescuers gather near vehicles after a car slammed into soldiers on patrol in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, Aug. 9, 2017, injuring six, two of them seriously, police in the French capital said.

Appearing on French television, Levallois Mayor Patrick Balkany denounced what he called an “odious attack” and said it was “without a doubt deliberate.” French national police and other law enforcement agencies did not immediately confirm Mayor Balkany’s assertion.