In Paris, a man with a knife attacked a military

Man with knife attacks soldier in Paris

Man with knife attacks soldier in Paris

"We do not know more about the intentions of the aggressor who was arrested, but this new attack fully legitimizes what we want to do, that is to make the forces placement even more unpredictable, even more undetectable for potential aggressors".

The knifeman attacked the a soldier at the Chatelet metro station - right in the centre of the city - at about 6.30am. The attacker is believed to not be known to police. He wrestled the suspect to the ground, the Reuters report said. The man was quickly neutralized by the soldier.

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

France has opened a counter-terrorism inquiry after the rising incidents of troops, stationed at capital's transport hubs and tourist sites, being attacked. In January six Sentinelle soldiers were injured when a auto smashed into them close to the headquarters of France's anti-terrorism police unit in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret.

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Earlier this week French authorities announced they had foiled 12 terror attacks already this year.

French defence minister Florence Parly said the fact that the attacker was swiftly brought under control Friday was "proof of the professionalism and efficiency of the Sentinelle soldiers in their mission to protect".

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.

Frances's armed forces minister say the soldier was not injured.

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