Saturday, January 2, 2016

French Soldiers Guarding Mosque Targeted by Driver

Man runs his car into soldiers guarding French mosque, injured when soldier fires on him
Associated Press
by Elaine Ganley
Posted Jan 1, 2016
“Even if this happened near a mosque, the target was the soldiers,” Mayor Daragon
PARIS – A man rammed his car into four soldiers guarding a mosque on Friday in the southeast French city of Valence, but was stopped when a soldier fired and wounded him, authorities said.

His motives were unclear, but with France on high alert after the co-ordinated attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, determining what, or who, was behind the attack carried a sense of urgency.

One soldier was slightly injured in the leg, and a passerby was hit in the leg by a stray bullet, the interior and defence ministers said in a joint statement.
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