Several injured after soldiers hit by vehicle in Paris suburb

French soldiers have been injured after being hit by a vehicle in Paris suburb, local media reports. Authorities confirmed that the police operation is underway in the area.

The incident took place in Levallois-Perret commune in northwestern suburb of Paris, some 6 km from the capital, local police prefecture said on Twitter.

“Incident in Levallois Perret: police operation underway. [Police are] searching for a vehicle,” the statement said.

According to French media, the vehicle hit several soldiers from Operation Sentinelle, a French military operation deployed in the aftermath of the 2015 terrorist attacks.

At least six soldiers were injured in the incident, two of them seriously, French media said, citing the police prefecture.

Franceinfo spoke to the mayor of Levallois-Perret, who condemned the possible attack against military personnel in the commune. He said that the incident took place not far from the town hall.

“I find this shameful,” Levallois-Perret Mayor Patrick Balkany said, calling the incident an “intolerable aggression.”

According to BFMTV, the vehicle was driven by a man.


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