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Paris knife attack: Seven injured, four seriously

  • Seven people have been injured, four seriously, in an attack by a man wielding a knife and an iron bar in the French capital, Paris, police say.
    The man initially stabbed two men and a woman near the MK2 cinema on the quai de Loire, along the Ourcq canal Seven people have been injured, four seriously, in an attack by a man wielding a knife and an iron bar in the French capital, Paris, police say.
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Paris attack – Two Brits ‘stabbed in head and chest’ by rampaging Afghan knifeman ‘who posed as child migrant’ before injuring seven

WO British tourists were stabbed in the head and chest by a rampaging knifeman who injured seven people in Paris on Sunday night.

The attacker, reportedly in his 30s, was using child identity documents issued to an Afghan minor, according to claims made by an investigating source.

Evidence is seen on the pavement after seven people were injured in a knife attack in downtown Paris, France

He was described as being of Pakistani or Afghan origin, and began "slashing passers-by" on the Loire Quay in the north of the city, according to reports.

Armed with a 15-inch blade and a metal bar, he first stabbed two men and a woman outside the MK2 cinema complex.

He then proceeded to a nearby street, where he attacked two British tourists, according to investigators.

One was particularly badly hurt after being "stabbed in the head",  while the other was "cut in the chest".

Petanque players who saw what happened then tried to intervene, throwing metal balls at the attacker.