Driver tried to run over soldiers in Varces, near Grenoble, southeast France

Frederick Owens
March 30, 2018

"The investigation into this heinous act is entrusted to the PJ of Grenoble by the prosecutor of Grenoble", the Isere prefecture tweeted.

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

A motorist has attempted to hit soldiers, who were jogging near an army base in southern France, local media reported.

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.

The driver attempted to ram his vehicle into troops jogging outside their base in Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, near Grenoble, who threw themselves in a ditch to escape the auto. He then fired at a group of local police, injuring one.

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A man attempted to ram his vehicle into French military from the 93rd Mountain Artillery Regiment, who have been jogging in France's Varces-Allières-et-Risset, Isère, on Thursday morning, BFMTV reported.

Mr Brulot said that none of the soldiers, from the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade, was injured.

Redouane Lakdim was shot dead by police in Trèbes after taking hostages at a supermarket.

The incident came with France on edge after a militant rampage in the towns of Carcassonne and Trebes last week where a 25-year-old gunman killed four people, including a policeman who took the place of a hostage in a supermarket siege.

Other deadly assaults on police include the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris in January 2015, in which two officers were killed, and the fatal April 2017 shooting of a policeman on the Champs Elysees.

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