Three Chinese injured in auto attack in south France

Marie Harrington
November 11, 2017

Three students were injured when a driver rammed into a group of students in a suburb of Toulouse in southwestern France.

French news channel BFMTV reported earlier that a auto "deliberately" rammed into a group of students in front a business school in Balgnac, near Toulouse, on Friday, injuring three students.

France has experienced a rash of vehicular terror attacks inspired by the Islamic State group, but there has been no immediate confirmation of the driver's identity or motive. The incident doesn't initially appear to be related to terrorism, the interior ministry said.

The suspect tried to flee the scene but police stopped him.

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The AFP news agency quoted French police as saying it was a possible vehicle attack and that the driver was not on a security watch list. One woman, 23, was in serious condition. A 23-year-old is more seriously injured, a young man and another girl, aged 22 and 23, have lighter injuries.

The incident happened about 4 pm local time, outside a business high school, le Lycée Saint-Exupéry, French media report.

In July 2016, a Tunisian man plowed a truck into a crowd in the southern city of Nice, killing 86 people.

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