4 In Critical Condition In Another Paris Knife Attack

Seven people including two British tourists have been wounded in Paris after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources.

 

A source close to the inquiry said the suspect has been arrested and is believed to be an Afghan national. “Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature in these assaults,” the sources said, adding that the attacker had targeted ‚Äústrangers in the street”.

 

Of the seven wounded, four are in a critical condition, police said. The incident took place just after 11 pm (2100 GMT) on Sunday on the banks of a canal in the north-east of the capital.

 

A police investigation has been launched into attempted murder, according to a judicial source.

 

It is the latest of several knife attacks France has seen in recent months, with terrorism being ruled out in most cases.

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