11 people in France run over by man driver yelling 'Allahu Akhbar'

December 21, 2014 23:44

On Sunday, a driver in the French city of Dijon ran over 11 people with his car after yelling "allahu akhbar," (god is greatest in Arabic) .

Among the victims were two people who were seriously injured. 

"The man, born in 1974, is apparently imbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital," a source told AFP.

The driver was arrested after targeting passersby at five different places in Dijon on Sunday evening, a police source told AFP.

"Nine people were lightly injured and two others seriously but their lives do not appear to be in danger," the source said.

Witnesses told police that the suspect, in addition to shouting "allahu akhbar," also shouted "that he was acting for the children of Palestine," a source close to the investigation told AFP.

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