Girl Killed In ‘Deliberate’ Car Attack Near Paris, Several Injured

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An 8-year-old girl was killed and several were injured Monday when a man crashed his car into a pizza restaurant outside Paris.

The 39-year-old driver was detained shortly after the incident in the town of Sept-Sorts, The Associated Press reports. Police called it a “deliberate” attack that “apparently has no connection with a terrorist act,” according to The Telegraph.

The act comes less than a week after six French soldiers were injured, two of them seriously, in a hit and run Wednesday in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret. A 37-year-old Algerian man identified as Hamou Benlatreche was detained hours after the attack. (RELATED: France Reports 60 Percent Increase In Radicalization In Two Years)

More than 230 people have been killed in terror attacks in France since the start of 2015. The country has been in a state of emergency for almost two years.

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