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May 25, 2013 10:07 pm

Robed Attacker Stabs French Soldier in the Neck

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French police. David Monniaux.

Washington Post – PARIS — A uniformed French soldier on an antiterrorism patrol in the western suburbs of Paris was wounded in the neck Saturday by a robed assailant wielding a box cutter, police and subway authorities said.

The soldier was reported to be out of danger after being transported to a nearby military hospital. But the attack sent a shudder through the French capital because it recalled the gory killing of a soldier in the streets of London on Wednesday allegedly by a pair of homegrown Muslim extremists, an act that the British government called terrorism.

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