Paris attack: Soldiers hit by car, police search for driver

CNN | 8/9/2017 | Staff
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(CNN)Police in Paris are searching for a BMW car and its driver who rammed into a group of soldiers outside a barracks in a suburb northwest of Paris on Wednesday morning.

France's counter-terror unit is investigating the attack, which left six soldiers injured, three seriously, according to Paris police. The soldiers' injuries are not life threatening.

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The attack happened at the Place de Verdun in Levallois-Perret around 8:00 a.m. local time. Levallois-Perret, a quiet and affluent neighborhood, is home to the headquarters of the DCRI, France's counter intelligence agency.

"There was no doubt that this was a deliberate act," the mayor of Levallois-Perret, Patrick Balkany, told BFMTV.

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Balkany said the car was "pre-positioned" in a small alleyway, waiting for troops from the 35th Infantry Regiment to come out of the building.

The group of soldiers are part of France's Operation Sentinel, set up in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in January 2015.

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Police at the site of Wednesday's incident.

One eyewitness, who gave her name as Zakia, told BFMTV that she was awoken by a "boom" before running to her balcony.

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