A French soldier patrolling the capital Paris was attacked by a knife-wielding terrorist this morning. There are no images of the attack so far but we understand that the soldier was approached from behind whilst the terrorist shouted Allahu Akbar and tried to stab the solder in the back.
Because of the noise, the soldier tackled his attacker to the ground quickly and he was able to unarm the attacker before he was arrested by armed police.
Frances's armed forces minister reported that the soldier was not injured.
There have been numerous attacks on French soldiers in the French capital already this year. Ever since the terrorist attacks of November 2015 where 150 people were killed in various attacks across the city (the most famous one the shooting in the concert hall known as Bataclan), there are thousands of military troops and police officers deployed in France's anti-terror Operation Sentinelle which means that, just as in Brussels, the look of police and military on the street of the French capital Paris has become rather usual for people.
After a series of attacks by Islamist militants the total number of people killed in France by ISIS militants now stands at 230 for the past three years.
Police spokeswoman Johana Primevert reported that the incident took place in the Chatelet station in central Paris. Traffic and access to the station, which serves multiple subway and commuter train lines, quick resumed.
The attack came the day after the government announced changes to the force, with a greater focus on temporary and seasonal events. The soldiers still will patrol around major tourist sites, places of worship, train stations and airports.
In April of this year a policeman was killed on the Champs Elysees, the large shopping boulevard near the Eiffel tower. ISIS also claimed responsibility for that killing, which came just days before the French presidential election. At that time the attacker was shot dead at the scene.