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Knife-wielding man 'attacks' soldier in Paris

Knife-wielding man 'attacks' soldier in Paris

"This new attack legitimate fully what we want to do, that is to say, to make this device even more unpredictable, even more undetectable to potential attackers", she continued. The individual was not known to police, " added anor police source.

The French army's anti-terrorism Operation Sentinel was established following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. The attacker turned to the patrolling soldier, uttering the words Allah is great.

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

An armed attacker was arrested.

On August 9 six soldiers on patrol in the ongoing anti-terror operation dubbed Operation Sentinelle in the Paris suburb of Levallois were injured, two seriously, when a vehicle deliberately rammed into them. The incident took place in Levallois-Perret commune, only 6 km from the capital.

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

In June, police shot and injured a man who attacked three officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris while shouting "this is for Syria".

The local prosecutor's office said witnesses of the attack in a public park of the town center heard the attacker shout Allahu Akbar while hitting the women, who were taken to hospital but whose life is not in danger.

France has been under a state of emergency since a series of coordinated attacks in Paris in November 2015 which left 130 people dead.