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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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Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France

A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic has reportedly driven into a crowd of people in the eastern French city of Dijon leaving 11 people injured, two seriously.

The reported attack occurred in the eastern city of Dijon. Credit: Google Maps

Images posted on social media in the immediate aftermath appeared to show paramedics treating multiple casualties in the road.

A source told AFP news agency that the motives of the attacker remained "unclear".

The reported attack comes just a day after a man was shot dead after attacking three police officers with a knife in Joue-les-Tours.

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