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Driver Arrested for Targeting French Mosque Worshippers

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FILE - French police stand guard in Paris, France, Jan. 7, 2016.

French police say a man has been arrested trying to drive into a crowd outside a mosque in the Paris suburb of Cretiel. No one was hurt in the incident Thursday.

The unidentified driver was unable to get past barriers surrounding the mosque, police said.

Le Parisien newspaper reported that the man said he wanted to avenge attacks by Islamic State group extremists that have killed dozens of people in Paris in recent years.

Last week, one person was killed and several wounded when a van drove into worshippers leaving a London mosque.

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