French police seek vehicle after soldiers hit and injured in Paris

"Police intervention is underway. Search underway for vehicle," the Paris police department said in a tweet.

By: Reuters | Paris | Updated: August 9, 2017 3:20:59 pm
us aircraft carrier, pentagon, jim mattis, vietnam, world news, indian express news Police and soldiers secure the scene where French soliders were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, France, August 9, 2017. (Source: REUTERS)

French soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, Paris police authorities said on Wednesday, adding that a security operation was underway in the area.

“Police intervention is underway. Search underway for vehicle,” the Paris police department said in a Tweet.

Six soldiers were hurt, four of them lightly and two more seriously, a police department official added in response to a query from Reuters.

The counterterrorism prosecutors of France have started an open investigation into the attack on the soldiers.

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