Knifeman arrested for attacking soldier in Paris


Just last month on August 9th, Hamou Bachir attacked six soldiers on the streets of Paris by ramming them with his vehicle before being apprehended and arrested.

Police and military forces have been targets of attacks themselves.

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.

Further noting that the soldier who was targeted by the assailant, was a member of Operation Sentinel, a task force that has been assigned to protect prominent sites in the region. "This new attack legitimate fully what we want to do, that is to say, to make this device even more unpredictable, even more undetectable to potential attackers", she continued. The operation was reinforced after the November 2015 Bataclan and Stade de France attacks.

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Recently, authorities said last month that six soldiers in Levallois, outside Paris, were hurt when a driver deliberately rammed into them. This is the seventh attack against the patrolling soldiers, Europe 1 radio reported.

"It is the proof of the professionalism and efficiency of the soldiers of Sentinel in this protection mission". The assailant had also threatened passersby before targeting the three police officers, according to BFM TV.

The local prosecutor's office said witnesses of the attack in a public park of the town center heard the attacker shout Allahu Akbar while hitting the women, who were taken to hospital but whose life is not in danger.