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Three Chinese students injured in French vehicle attack

11 November 2017

Toulouse Prosecutor Pierre-Yves Couilleau said Friday evening that two students remained hospitalized and one had left the hospital.

One police source told the French news agency the driver "deliberately" tried to ram the students with his auto, one of whom is in serious condition.

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At least three people were injured Friday when a speeding vehicle deliberately slammed into a crowd outside of a school in Toulouse, southwest France.

France has been victim of a series of vehicle attacks by extremists inspired by the Islamic State group, but there was no immediate confirmation of the driver's identity or motive.

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French police clarified however, that the 28-year-old driver is not on a security watch-list and after an investigation the public prosecutor said there are no indications that the auto attack was an act of terrorism. Also injured were a 22-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man.

He told police that he "heard voices" telling him "to hurt someone", Ladepeche newspaper reported.

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In July past year, a Tunisian man ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd in the southern city of Nice, killing 86 people.

Three Chinese students injured in French vehicle attack