FranceA man armed with a knife attacked police in the town of Cannes, claiming he was acting “in the name of the oracle”.
An unnamed source said that the police were behind the wheel of a car parked in front of the police station at 6:30 am (12:30 am Hanoi time) on November 8 when the attacker opened the door and stabbed him with a knife. He tried to stab another person in the car before he was killed by another officer who opened fire.
The attacker was seriously injured and is in a serious condition. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced on Twitter on November 8 that the policeman was not injured thanks to the bulletproof vest.
Authorities believe it may have been a terrorist attack. The French press reported that the suspect was born in 1984, is an Algerian citizen, using Italian residency documents.
French police have been the target of a spate of attacks by Islamist extremists in recent years, prompting calls for increased police protections and increased prison sentences.
In April, a policeman was stabbed to death at the entrance to a train station in the peaceful Paris town of Rambouillet. Another officer was seriously injured in a stabbing attack near the city of Nantes in the west of the country in May. In October 2019, three officers and a police officer in Paris were stabbed to death by an IT extremist. at the city police headquarters.
The attacks highlight the dangers of Islamic extremism in France, which has suffered a wave of violence over the past decade by extremists inspired by al-Qaeda or the Islamic State group. self-proclaimed sect (IS). Security is being tightened in the context that France is about to hold presidential elections in April next year.
Hong Hanh (Follow AFP)