French police official stabbed in knife attack, terrorism eyeing – .

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French police official stabbed in knife attack, terrorism eyeing – .


A police official was stabbed with a knife on Monday in the south of France by an assailant who carried out the attack “in the name of the Prophet” according to reports.

The policeman stabbed in Cannes was not injured “thanks to his bulletproof vest”, according to the French Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin. The attacker was neutralized, tweeted Darmanin, without further details.

“I am going to the scene immediately this morning and I offer my support to the national police and to the city of Cannes,” he said. added.

French MP Eric Ciotti visits the police station where, according to reports, a police official was injured after being stabbed with a knife, in Cannes, France, November 8, 2021. Twitter / ECiotti / via REUTERS

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The policeman was driving a police car in the town near a police station when the assailant opened the door and stabbed him with a knife, French channel BFM TV reported.

He then attempted to stab another policeman in the car before a third policeman opened fire, seriously injuring the assailant.

A police car is seen at the police station where a police official was reportedly injured after being stabbed with a knife, in Cannes, France, November 8, 2021. Twitter / ECiotti / via REUTERS

Local reports, citing police sources, suggested that the suspect carried out the attack “in the name of the prophet” Mohammad.

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The mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard tweeted that there were no deaths and that the circumstances of the attack are ” be clarified. »

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The attack comes amid concerns over violent crime and terrorism in the country.

They are seen as matters of concern for voters ahead of France’s 2022 presidential election, according to Reuters.



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