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Manhunt underway after vehicle ploughs into French soldiers in Paris
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French soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, Paris police authorities said on Wednesday, adding that a security operation was underway in the area.
"Police intervention is underway. Search underway for vehicle," the Paris police department said in a Tweet.
Six soldiers were hurt, four of them lightly and two more seriously, a police department official added in response to a query from Reuters.
Patrick Balkany, the local mayor for the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, had "no doubt" that Wednesday's incident in which a car drove into a group of soldiers, was a deliberate act.
"Without any doubt, it was a deliberate act," Balkany told BFM TV.
"It's an odious act of aggression," Balkany also said, adding that the car in question was a BMW.