A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in the La Defense shopping area, a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday.
The government says they are trying to determine if there were any links to the recent brutal killing of a British soldier by suspected Islamic extremists.
The French soldier was on a group patrol as part of a national protection program when he was attacked from behind, and the assailant did not say a word.
French President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker, who escaped, was unknown and cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault on the uniformed soldier.
Minister Manuel Valls told France 2 television:
“There are elements – the sudden violence of the attack – that could lead one to believe there might be a comparison with what happened in London, but at this point, honestly, let us be prudent.”
We agree that it isn’t safe to jump to conclusions, but this incident and the horrific event in London that took place last week, do have an eery resemblance.
Hopefully the suspect is captured soon.
SOURCE: Huffington Post