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A man armed with a knife attacks a military in Paris

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A man armed with a knife attacks a military in Paris

The attacker, reduced by soldier, has already been arrested. France will remain mobilized to 7,000 military personnel will act in a manner "less predictable"

A man armed with a knife attacked this Friday at 06H30 (04H30 GMT) in morning in Paris to a military counter-terrorist operation deployed in France since terrorist attacks of 2015, without checking wounded, said police.

According to first elements of investigation, aggressor, quickly reduced by military in central subway station Chatelet, would have made reference to Allah, said a police source. The man was not signed.

The investigation is in charge of crime squad of judicial police. The Defence minister, Florence Parly, praised on radio Europe 1 reaction of military. "The man was cut down, it is test of professionalism and efficiency of soldiers of Sentinel in its mission of protection."

"we don't know what were intentions of perpetrator, who has been arrested", he added.

it Is seventh assault against military operation Sentinel was established as part of plan Vigipirate system (standing alert) after attacks of January 2015. The last attack of this type wounded six soldiers when a car rushed against place in which y were located on outskirts of capital.

"This new attack legitimizes fully what we want to do, is say that this device is still more unpredictable, more undetectable for potential aggressors," said minister.

The government on Thursday announced a "evolution" of warning device. Around 7,000 military will continue to be mobilized (10,000 in case of crisis) but will be able to act with more "flexibility" and "less predictable" to improve its efficiency, reported ministry of Defense. "We have no intention of lowering our guard," said Parly.

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