What a terrible parallelism that this has occurred on the same day as the Glasgow tragedy, with such a similar and awful sequence of events…My heart and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the witnesses. I cannot fathom how something so similar has happened, once again people going about their Christmas shopping and enjoying festivities having this horror thrust upon them…
**BBC - France attack: Van driven into shoppers in Nantes
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.
The van driver in Monday’s attack stabbed himself several times, causing himself serious injuries, a source close to the investigation told AFP news agency.
The reasons for the attack were not clear, the source said, adding: “As things stand, we have no account pointing to any religious demands.”