Man in car rampage through city

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Published: Monday 22nd December 2014 by The News Editor

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A driver said to be shouting “God is great” slammed into passers-by in several parts of Lyon, France, injuring 11 people and raising national concern.

The government said the man’s motives were unclear but last night’s incident came a day after an attack on officers in another town being investigated by anti-terror police and amid general concern after several threats by Islamic extremist groups calling for attacks against the country.

The Interior Ministry said a 40-year-old man had been arrested over last night’s attack .

Police union official Michel Bonnet said some witnesses apparently heard the Renault Clio driver shout “Allahu Akbar” – God is great – and refer to the “children of Palestine”, but the ministry would not confirm that.

Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve will go to Lyon today.

Published: Monday 22nd December 2014 by The News Editor

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