Knifeman arrested for attacking soldier in Paris

Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier no injuries police

Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier no injuries police

Police said that a knife-wielding assailant tried to attack a soldier but was quickly arrested and no one was hurt.

A man armed with a knife attacked a soldier in a metro station in Paris before being arrested, China's Xinhua news agency reported French Defence Minister Florence Parly as saying. The individual was not known to the police, the source added. This is the seventh attack against the patrolling soldiers, Europe 1 radio reported.

The unidentified man is said to have rushed at a patrol of soldiers wearing combat uniforms and brandishing assault rifles. Just last month on August 9th, Hamou Bachir attacked six soldiers on the streets of Paris by ramming them with his vehicle before being apprehended and arrested. In January 2015, Islamist gunmen had stormed into the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 journalists. Last month a man rammed his vehicle into a group of soldiers near Paris, injuring six of them. Police later said on Twitter that the attacker had been "neutralized" and taken to hospital.

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Including the attacks today in Paris and Burgundy, France has already seen 10 terrorist incidents in 2017.

Two women were injured on Friday by an attacker wielding a hammer and shouting Allahu Akbar in the eastern French town of Chalon-sur-Saone in Burgundy, local officials said.

Soldiers and police officers have in recent years frequently been the target of attackers in France who often claim allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) terror group.

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