Driver attempts to run over soldiers in France

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Police have arrested a man in Grenoble after a group of soldiers were nearly hit by a auto while jogging near their barracks in south-eastern France.

The soldiers, who belong to the 93rd Mountain Artillery Regiment, avoided the vehicle in Varces-Allières-et-Risset near the city of Grenoble.

On Thursday morning, a stolen auto tried to ram French soldiers near Varces (Isère), reports Le Dauphiné libéré, quoting sources close to the file.

Map of the region around Grenoble France locating the Varces barracks where a driver sparked a terror scare

"There were a good 10 of them jogging outside their barracks".

It was not immediately clear what has been the reason behind the incident, which took place near a military barrack just days after the terrorist attack in southern France. A spokesman for the army's land regiments in the region said soldiers had told police the driver had shouted abuse in Arabic as he first passed them.

Four months later, a man rammed his auto into a group of soldiers on anti-terror patrol in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, injuring six people.


"We don't know if it was an involuntary action, an act to try to scare the soldiers, or a deliberate gesture", a government official told Reuters.

Radouane Lakdim, a Moroccan-born French national, fired at a group of policemen returning from a jog before storming the Super U store and shooting dead two people.

A military official told the AP that no one was injured.


But while Crif was adamant about the far-right and far-left staying away, Mireille Knoll's son Daniel said the rally should be open to everyone. The incident comes as victims of a hostage-taking at a supermarket in the south-western town of Trèbes are being buried.

After a stand-off lasting several hours, Lakdim shot Beltrame.

President of the French far-right Front National Marine Le Pen walks with others in Paris on March 28, 2018, during a silent march in memory of Mireille Knoll, the 85-year-old Jewish woman murdered in her home in what police believe was an anti-Semitic attack.


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