Muslim Man Attacks French Sentinel Soldier With Knife

Muslim Man Attacks French Sentinel Soldier With Knife

Muslim Man Attacks French Sentinel Soldier With Knife

"We do not know more about the intentions of the aggressor who was arrested - but this new attack fully legitimises what we want to do". The individual was not known to police, " added anor police source.

A knife wielding man has attacked a French soldier outside a Metro station in Paris today while praising Allah.

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

The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans.

"The man is under control". Defense Minister Florence Parly said on Europe-1 radio that the attack confirms government strategy to make the force "more unpredictable. for potential attackers".

The man was taken to the main Chatelet police station, and now faces multiple terror charges.

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Operation Sentinel was launched after the Paris attacks, which claimed 130 lives in the French capital in November 2015.

This incident represents the seventh attack against soldiers patrolling as part of Operation Sentinel.

The incident came with France still on high alert following a string of terror attacks which began in January 2015 when jihadist gunmen stormed the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 12.

"It is the proof of the professionalism and efficiency of the soldiers of Sentinel in this protection mission".

The soldier involved was with the Sentinelle force assigned to protect prominent sites since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in recent years.

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