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French soldiers have been injured after being hit by a vehicle in Paris suburb, local media reports. Authorities confirmed that the police operation is underway in the area.

The incident took place in Levallois-Perret commune in northwestern suburb of Paris, some 6 km from the capital, local police prefecture said on Twitter.

“Incident in Levallois Perret: police operation underway. [Police are] searching for a vehicle,” the statement said.

According to French media, the vehicle hit several soldiers from Operation Sentinelle, a French military operation deployed in the aftermath of the 2015 terrorist attacks.