Paris knife attack leaves 7 wounded

Police secure the area after seven people were wounded in a knife attack downtown Paris France Sept. 10 2018

The attacker, who was reported to be of Afghan descent by local media, was armed with a knife and an iron bar.

The man then reportedly attacked the two British tourists in a nearby street.

Up to eight bystanders were injured, according to local reports.

Seven people have been injured in a knife attack in Paris on Sunday night.

French police have said that there was no initial indication that the attack was linked to terrorism.

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Two of those stabbed were British tourists, according to BFM.

The pair were then attacked, he said.

An investigating source said the suspect was conscious in hospital but had not not spoken since the attack.

Paris police said four of the victims were in serious condition, including one in life-threatening condition. "But the anti-terrorism prosecutor's office is following how the investigation proceeds closely".

'He had an iron bar in his hand which he threw at the men chasing him, then he took out a knife, ' he told AFP. And on June 17, two people were hurt in another southern town when a woman shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) attacked them in a supermarket with a boxcutter knife. And in August, a 19-year-old Afghan Asylum seeker stabbed four people in the southwestern French town of Perigueux, injuring four.

Paris has suffered a number of militant attacks since November 2015, when a series of coordinated strikes by Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers killed 129 people in the capital, an assault planned by the Islamic State and its adherents.

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