Knife-wielding man shouting 'Allah' attacks French soldier at Paris subway station

Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier no injuries police

The soldier is reported to have tackled his attacker to the ground before he was arrested by armed police, the Independent reports.

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.

According to French media, the man made references to the Islamic State (IS) terror group during the attack, which took place at around 6.30 a.m., at the Chatelet metro station, reports Efe news.

The soldier quickly brought the man under control.

The man was taken to the main Chateletpolice station, and now faces a range of terrorist charges. The attacker detained by police.

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Following that attack, the government launched an operation known as Sentinelle, deploying some 7,000 troops across the country to guard high-risk areas such as tourist sites and religious buildings.

France has been on terror alert after November 2015 and the soldier was from the Operation Sentinelle force assigned to protect prominent sites after deadly Islamic extremist attacks in recent years.

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.

The Sentinelle is a French military operation created to deploy additional police and gendarmerie forces in the country after the January 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. Also in August, seven soldiers were left seriously injured when a BMW drove into them deliberately.

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