Car rams into soldiers, injuring six, in Paris suburb

A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six people in what the city's mayor called 'a deliberate act', reported Reuters.

Levallois-Perret Mayor Patrick Balkany said a BMW parked in an alley drove into the soldiers as they left their barracks to go on patrol duty.

Police said two of the six were seriously injured.

Speaking to broadcaster BFM TV, Balkany said that what he called a "disgusting act of aggression" was "without any doubt" premeditated.

France's police department said in a message on Twitter that a search for the vehicle was under way.

France remains on maximum alert after a string of attacks in which Islamist militants or Islamist-inspired attackers have killed more than 230 people over the past two years, the agency added.