A car has struck a group of soldiers in Paris, injuring six, two seriously, police say.
An urgent police operation is now under way to find the vehicle – reportedly a BMW – and driver involved in the incident in the north-western suburb of Levallois-Perret.
The local mayor, Patrick Balkany, said he had no doubt that the “disgusting” act was deliberate.
France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015.
Since then, more than 230 people have been killed in a wave of jihadist attacks.
They include a string of attacks on the heavily-armed security forces who now dot the streets of the capital.
Wednesday’s attack took place near the town hall in Levallois-Perret, Mr Balkany told local media.
Recent attacks on Paris security services
- Last Saturday, a young man tried to force his way into the Eiffel Tower with a knife, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest). A source said he told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier
- In June, police shot a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris
- In April, an attacker shot dead a policeman on the Champs-Elysees. The assailant, later named as convicted criminal Karim Cheurfi, was shot dead by security forces
- In February, a man armed with a machete attacked a security patrol at Paris’s Louvre Museum