Two Women Are Injured After Man Shouting Allahu Akbar Attacks

From Daily-Mail:
A man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' has attacked several people with a hammer in a town in eastern France, local media reports.

Two women are reportedly in critical condition after the assault in Chalon-sur-Saône, in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté around lunchtime today.

This comes as a knife wielding man attacked a French soldier outside a Metro station in Paris today while praising Allah.

The first victim was attacked at noon, and the other some 15 minutes later at a nearby location, Le Journal reports.

A local prosecutor told the paper the attacker, dressed in black, was shouting 'Allahu Akbar'.

The attack in Paris took place att Chatelet metro station at 6.30am this morning, and saw an unnamed assailant attack a soldier with a knife.

The victim managed to wrestle him to the ground and he was arrested by armed police as he shouted ISIS slogans.

The unidentified man is said to have rushed at a patrol of soldiers wearing combat uniforms and brandishing assault rifles.

'He was restrained, and nobody was injured,' said a source investigating the case on Friday morning.

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

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.

They were first deployed in November 2015 following a single night of violence by Islamic State suicide bombers that saw 130 people murdered in the French capital.

The soldiers' job is to protect vulnerable areas of the capital, including transport hubs such as Chatelet, which is used by thousands of commuters and tourists every day.

But many have complained that they are now easy targets themselves, with lone wolf attackers regularly trying to kill or wound them. In January six Sentinelle soldiers wereinjured when a car smashed into them close to the headquarters of France's anti-terrorism police unit in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret.

Two of the infantrymen were seriously wounded, while the attacker was later shot repeatedly following a manhunt and a dramatic motorway chase.

A few days earlier there was an attempt to kill a soldier at the Eiffel Tower by a 19-year-old psychiatric patient who brandished a knife and pledged allegiance to Isis.

In April, a 39-year-old police officer was shot dead by an Isis supporter on the Champs Elysee, while in February another knife attacker was gunned down in the Louvre Museum complex after attacking an army patrol.

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