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Driver Plows Car Into Troops Guarding French Mosque

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    Driver Plows Car Into Troops Guarding French Mosque
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    French police officers and soldiers stand near a red car in front of the mosque of Valence, southeastern France on Jan. 1, 2016, after a soldier guarding the mosque shot and wounded a driver who rammed him with a car.

    A 29-year-old driver was shot after plowing his car into a group of soldiers guarding a French mosque on New Year's Day, NBC News reported.

    The man, a French resident of Tunisian descent, seems to have acted alone, authorities said. There is no evidence to suggest he was linked to a terrorist group, although the prosecutor in Valence, France, said he reportedly shouted, "Allah is great."

    A soldier and Muslim man suffered minor injuries. Troops shot the driver in the arm and legs.

    The prosecutor said the man lives in a suburb of Lyon, about 60 miles from Valence, and was visiting family there for the holidays.