Soldiers injured after a car is driven into them in Paris

Soldiers injured after a car is driven into them in Paris

The police have recovered a vehicle from the scene (Credit: Twitter @AmichaiStein1)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Six soldiers have been injured after a car was driven into them in Paris. 

The incident took place early this morning outside of their barracks in the northern suburb of Levallois-Perret earlier on Wednesday morning. 

Four of the men were left with slight injuries, while two were left more seriously wounded, after the vehicle was slammed into them around 8 am near to Place de Verdun. 

Local media is reporting the car - believed to be a BMW - was parked beside the barracks prior to the incident. 

The police in Paris confirmed on Twitter a vehicle and its driver were being sought by the authorities. 

The local mayor of Levallois-Perret, Patrick Balkany, told French TV he had "no doubt" the incident had been a deliberate act. 

According to the Associated Press and local French media, the Paris public prosecutor's office has opened a counter-terror investigation into the incident.

France remains in a state of emergency in the wake of a series of high-profile terror attacks over the last few years.