Six injured, two seriously. The local Mayor of the Paris suburb said he had “no doubt” the attack was deliberate after the man drove his BMW into the group at high speed.
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Express The attack took place in Levallois-Perret as the 5th Infantry Regiment soldiers left their barracks in Place de Verdun just before 8am (local time) to go on patrol.
Four soldiers have been left with minor injuries, while two are seriously hurt and have been taken to a nearby military hospital. The anti-terror troops are from Opération Sentinelle, set up in the aftermath of the French terror attacks.
“The BMW accelerated very quickly the moment they came out. This happened in the middle of the town. It happened very quickly.” “Levallois is a calm place. This is an odious aggression against our military that nobody expected.”
Witnesses claim the male driver was the only person in the car, which was allegedly parked in a cul-de-sac near Place de Verdun before the attack.