Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier, no injuries

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According to first elements of investigation, assailant quickly overpowered by military, would have held about referring to Allah, said a police source.

A knife-wielding man attacked a soldier on patrol as part of an anti-terror operation in Paris on Friday but did not cause any injuries, police said.

The suspect, said to be shouting Islamic State slogans, attacked a French soldier carrying out anti-terrorism duties in the French captial this morning.

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It is the latest in a long string of attacks on service personnel involved in Operation Sentinelle - an initiative involving 10,000 soldiers and 4700 gendarmes and police.

Operation Sentinel has been in operation since 2015 following the January 2015 terror attacks at the Charlie Hebdo office and Jewish Hypercache supermarket. The man was swiftly brought under control by the soldier. "We don't know more about the intentions of the attacker who is arrested", Parly told local broadcaster Europe1. Last month a man rammed his auto into a group of soldiers near Paris, injuring six of them. The suspect was arrested hours after the incident on a motorway in northern France. The man, who injured one of the officers, was also armed with two knives, French media reported. The attacker is believed to not be known to police.

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

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