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Third 'lone wolf' injures ten in Western France


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Third 'lone wolf' injures ten in Western France

French cities remain on heightened alert following a third “lone wolf’ attack, this time in the western city of Nantes.

Ten people were injured – five seriously – when a man ploughed his van into a crowded Christmas market.

Police say one of the victims is in a critical state.

President Francois Hollande has called an urgent meeting of ministers on Tuesday to discuss the three attacks.

The incident in Nantes followed a similar charge by a man in a vehicle in Dijon on Sunday which left 13 people hurt..

And on Saturday, a man was shot after he stabbed and wounded three policemen in central France.

In the Nantes attack, the driver went on to stab himself several times with a knife.

France’s interior ministry says it’s too early to determine the man’s motives and has called for calm and vigilance.

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