In what may have been influenced by the graphic murder of a UK soldier
, another military official in France was attacked in the neighborhood where La Defense is located
. But it's only in this article where they're clearer
about the identity of who committed the attack:
A French soldier patrolling a business neighborhood west of Paris was stabbed in the neck on Saturday by a man who quickly fled the scene and is being sought by police, President Francois Hollande said.
The soldier was patrolling in uniform with two other men as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan when he was approached from behind around 1800 p.m. and stabbed in the neck with a knife or a box-cutter.
Hollande, in the Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa, commented on the stabbing to say that the man was still on the run and police were exploring all leads.
"We still don't know the exact circumstances of the attack or the identity of the attacker, but we are exploring all options," Hollande told journalists.
Pardon? The description of the man who attempted the murder is here:
French daily Le Parisien cited a police source as saying the suspected attacker was a bearded man of North African origin about 30 years old, and was wearing an Arab-style garment under his jacket.
The police commander for Hauts-de-Seine is denying this, but is only being stupid by doing so. I hope they catch the filth who tried to murder the soldier, who was very lucky to survive.
Labels: France, islam, jihad, racism, terrorism