French soldier stabbed in the neck by man of North African origin
The soldier was injured but will survive. He was patrolling the business area of western Paris Saturday when a bearded man, about 30, wearing an Arab-style garment under his jacket stabbed him in the neck.
The assailant fled the scene and is being sought by the police. The soldier was on duty as part of France’s Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan.
The Paris attack occurred four days after two Islamist terrorists hacked a British soldier to death on a London street.