Terror probe launched after knife-wielding man attacks soldier in Paris

Terror probe launched after knife-wielding man attacks soldier in Paris

Terror probe launched after knife-wielding man attacks soldier in Paris

In Paris, a knife-wielding man attacked police while shouting "Allah Akbar", while in Burgundy a hammer-wielding man attacked two women in a park while shouting ISIS slogans.

A man has been arrested in Paris after he attacked a soldier on patrol in French city of Paris on Friday, media reports said. The individual was not known to police, " added anor police source.

"The man is under control".

The French army's anti-terrorism Operation Sentinel was established following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.

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According to initial data, the French soldier was attacked by an unknown person armed with an arme blanche.

On Aug. 9 six soldiers in Levallois, outside Paris, were hurt when a driver deliberately rammed into them, authorities said. The suspect was arrested hours after the incident on a motorway in northern France.

Further noting that the soldier who was targeted by the assailant, was a member of Operation Sentinel, a task force that has been assigned to protect prominent sites in the region. The attacker died when the vehicle caught fire and no soldiers were injured. Police confirmed they are treating the attack as a terror incident. Defense Minister Florence Parly said on Europe-1 radio that the attack confirms government strategy to make the force "more unpredictable. for potential attackers".

France declared a state of emergency following attacks in Paris in November 2015, in which more than 130 people were killed.

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