22 Dec 2014

Driver runs down pedestrians in France

11:34 am on 22 December 2014

A driver shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he ploughed into a crowd in the eastern French city of Dijon, injuring 11 people, two seriously, French media say.

Joue-les-Tours where French police shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife in a police station.

Joue-les-Tours where French police shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife in a police station. Photo: AFP

He was arrested after targeting pedestrians at a number of locations.

The suspect is "apparently imbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital", a source close to the investigation said, adding that "for now his motives are still unclear".

The attack came the day after a French convert to Islam was shot dead after attacking three police officers with a knife while also reportedly crying "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great") in the central town of Joue-les-Tours.

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