Knife-wielding man 'attacks' soldier in Paris

Paris terror

A knife wielding man has attacked a French soldier outside a Metro station in Paris today while praising Allah. The individual was not known to police, " added anor police source. This is the seventh attack against the patrolling soldiers, Europe 1 radio reported.

Operation Sentinel has been in operation since 2015 following the January 2015 terror attacks at the Charlie Hebdo office and Jewish Hypercache supermarket. We don't know more about intentions of attacker, who has been arrested.

French Defence Minister Florence Parly said the number of troops involved in its Sentinelle operation would remain at 7,000 under the plan.

The soldier quickly brought the man under control.

On Aug. 9 six soldiers in Levallois, outside Paris, were hurt when a driver deliberately rammed into them, authorities said. Police later said on Twitter that the attacker had been "neutralized" and taken to hospital.

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.

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

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

In April, a 39-year-old police officer was shot dead by an Isis supporter on the Champs Elysee, while in February another knife attacker was gunned.

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