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BREAKING NEWS: Driver tries to run over soldiers in France

French police are hunting for a driver who tried to run over several soldiers outside an army base in southeast France.

The driver attempted to ram his vehicle into troops jogging outside their base in Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, near Grenoble, who threw themselves in a ditch to escape the car.

The driver then insulted another group of soldiers, before speeding off, security sources said.

None of the soldiers have reportedly been injured in the attack, which took place around 9am local time on Thursday. 

The vehicle was reportedly a stolen Peugeot 208, according to Le Parisien.  

‘A person tried to run down two soldiers from the 93rd Mountain Artillery Regiment in Varces, for unknown reasons,’ a source close to the investigation said.  

‘Given the context, the incident is being taken seriously but we don’t know his motivations. No one was injured.’ 

France is on edge after an ISIS terrorist went on a rampage in southwestern France last Friday, killing four people in the first militant since President Emmanuel Macron lifted a two-year state of emergency. 




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