Man runs car into troops protecting mosque in southern France

January 1, 2016 20:53


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A soldier and a passer-by were slightly injured when a man tried to run his car into troops protecting a mosque in Valence in southern France in Friday, mayor Nicolas Daragon told the iTELE newschannel.

The driver was also injured when the soldiers shot at him, Daragon said. The man was taken to hospital, and the mayor said his identity, motives and psychiatric state were not yet known.

The passer-by was injured by a stray bullet shot by the soldiers, he said.

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