New French attack: Van driven into shoppers in Nantes, driver yelling ‘Allahu akbar,’ officials say ‘no religious demands’

A van has been driven at shoppers at a French Christmas market in the city of Nantes and the driver is reported to have stabbed himself, officials say.

Ten people are reported to have been injured, five seriously.

The exact circumstances remain unclear, but the incident comes only a day after pedestrians were run down in Dijon.

The driver of that vehicle screamed “God is great” in Arabic. On Saturday, police shot dead a man using the same phrase in Tours after he attacked them.

Earlier on Monday, French President Francois Hollande called for vigilance after Saturday and Sunday’s attacks, and urged the public not to panic.

Monday’s van attack took place at around 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT)…

The reasons for the attack were not clear, the source said, adding: “As things stand, we have no account pointing to any religious demands.”

Update: Daily Mail coverage here (has a few photos)…

Unclear!  Yeah, right.

h/t Marvin