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France to deploy 300 extra troops after wave of attacks

France is deploying up to 300 extra soldiers to patrol busy urban areas following a string of attacks on people and police officers.

One person was killed and 30 injured in three attacks in as many days, which included two vehicles being driven into crowds in Dijon and Nantes, and a man stabbing three police officers in central France.

On two of the occasions the attackers reportedly shouted the words 'God is Great' in Arabic, although authorities are only treating one of the attacks as an act of terrorism.

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French probe terror link to attacker killed at police station

French police have said they are investigating the potential terror links of a man who was shot dead after launching a knife attack at a police station that left two officers seriously injured.

The attack occurred in Joue-les-Tours, a suburb of Tours in central France. Credit: Google Maps

A police spokeswoman said the man was killed after he attacked the policemen in a station in Joue-les-Tours, a suburb of the central French city of Tours.

The Paris Prosecutor's office confirmed a counter-terror investigation has opened for "attempted murder and criminal conspiracy in connection with a terrorist organisation".

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