DRIVER YELLING ‘ALLAHU AKBAR!’ HITS 11 IN CROWD

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Dijon (France) (AFP) – A driver shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack on police officers.

Two of the people injured in the car attack in the city of Dijon were in a serious condition, a police source said, adding that the driver had been arrested.

“The man, born in 1974, is apparently unbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital,” a source close to the investigation told AFP, adding that “for now his motives are still unclear”.

The man had targeted groups of passersby at five different locations in the city on Sunday evening in a rampage that lasted around half an hour, the police source said.

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

Written by By Pauline Talagrand and Francesco Fontemaggi, Daniel Abelous
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