A driver on Wednesday slammed his BMW into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a carefully timed ambush before speeding away, officials said.
The driver’s motive is unclear, but officials said he deliberately aimed at the soldiers, and counterterrorism authorities opened an investigation. It is the latest of several attacks targeting security forces guarding France over the past year. While others have targeted prominent sites like the Eiffel Tower, Wednesday’s attack hit a leafy, relatively affluent suburb that is home to France’s main intelligence service, the DGSI.
BFM TV reported that elite police officers have arrested a man on a motorway in northern France but added it was not immediately clear whether the arrest was linked to the attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb.
Three of the soldiers suffered light injuries while three were more seriously injured, but