In France Car smashes into pizza restaurant east of Paris, girl dead

A car smashed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris late Monday, killing an eight-year-old girl and badly injuring six other people.

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An ambulance and a firefighting vehicle are pictured in front of the Nantes CHU Hospital in this file photo from March 2017 play

An ambulance and a firefighting vehicle are pictured in front of the Nantes CHU Hospital in this file photo from March 2017

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A car smashed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris late Monday, killing an eight-year-old girl and badly injuring six other people, the police said, adding that the driver had been arrested.

Investigators believe the act was "deliberate... but apparently has no connection with a terrorist act," the public prosecutor's office in the town of Meaux said.

France has suffered a string of terror-related attacks, including the use of cars as weapons.

On August 9, six soldiers were injured after they were hit by a rented BMW in a western Paris suburb.

The suspect, a 36-year-old Algerian man, was later shot and wounded after a dramatic motorway chase.

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