Invoking Allah, driver slams car into pedestrians in eastern France

December 21, 2014 11:00 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - French police arrested a man on Sunday evening after he deliberately mowed down a dozen pedestrians in the eastern city of Dijon, badly injuring two of them and shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest"), authorities said.

The previous day, French police in central France shot dead a man who stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station while shouting those same Arabic words.

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