Vehicle driven at soldiers in French Alps

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Earlier, officials had said the soldiers belonged to the 93rd Mountain Artillery regiment.

A man driving a vehicle with fake licence plates tried to ram a group of soldiers out jogging in southeast France yesterday, security sources told AFP.

The driver, whose motives were unknown, then sped off.

It was not immediately clear what has been the reason behind the incident, which took place near a military barrack just days after the terrorist attack in southern France.

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Security sources suggest that nobody was injured, as the soldiers managed to avoid the vehicle, before the driver hurled insults at a second group.

Police sealed off the area and began a search for the driver and the woman, while the army stepped up security around the barracks, which houses members of the 27th mountain infantry brigade.

France remains on high alert after a number of terror attacks in recent years, although in October last year President Macron lifted a state of emergency in place since 2015.

He and the three other victims will be laid to rest on Thursday. In total, Lakdim killed four people, including a police officer who swapped himself for a hostage. The gendarme was killed by the Moroccan-born assailant. The 25-year-old gunman, who claimed to be representing the Islamic State, was later shot dead by the police.

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That officer, Arnaud Beltrame, was remembered in a national ceremony in Paris on Wednesday.

Lakdim, who had a criminal record, was on a watchlist of suspected radicals, but authorities had concluded that he did not pose a threat.

Last week, a man shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he stormed a supermarket in Trebe taking hostages before security forces stormed the building and he was killed.

Four months later, a man rammed his auto into a group of soldiers on anti-terror patrol in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, injuring six people.

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