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Muslim Shouting "Allahu Akhbar" Plows Van Into Crowd At Christmas Market In France- Injures At Least 11- Stabs Himself

December 22, 2014

.MIM: Updates put the amount of injured at 12.

MIM: Will this be another case of "no jihad to see here folks move on"? How many more such attacks will it take for France and the French to realize that war has been declared on them by Muslims?

Suspected Terror Attack in Western France
A man drove a van into a crowded outdoor Christmas market Monday evening in Nantes, after shouting "Allahu Abkbar." Cynthia Blank

Eleven people were injured after a van rammed into a shoppers at a Christmas market in the western city of Nantes Monday evening.

Video footage on French television is showing a white Peugeot van in the Christmas market, which was being held in the city's main square.

An official for the Loire-Atlantique regional authorities, speaking on condition of anonymity, as she was not yet authorized to speak publicly, said five of the victims were seriously injured, including the van's driver.

French media reported that witnesses claim the driver, 25, shouted "Allahu Akbar" before plowing into the large crowd of shoppers at the market. He then stabbed himself several times, before being taken to the hospital in critical condition.

According to various reports, suicide messages were found inside the vehicle.

French authorities are investigating whether this was a rampage terror attack, but motivations remain unclear, a source said. "As things stand, we have no account pointing to any religious demands."

The attack comes the day after a mentally ill man yelled "Allahu Akbar" before plowing into dozens of pedestrians in the eastern French city of Dijon. 13 people were injured in that incident, which has been ruled to have no link to terrorism.

It also comes two days after a French convert to Islam was shot dead after stabbing three police officers while also reportedly crying "Allahu Akbar" in the central town of Joue-les-Tours.

Earlier on Monday, French President Francois Hollande called for vigilance after and the weekend's attacks, and urged the public to stay calm and not panic.

Updates to follow.


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