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French soldier stabbed in neck - police source

Source: Reuters - Sat, 25 May 2013 17:13 GMT
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PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - A French soldier patrolling a business area of western Paris was stabbed in the neck on Saturday by a man who quickly fled the scene and was still being sought, a police source said.

The soldier, patrolling as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan, was injured in the stabbing around 1800 p.m. but would survive, the source said.

French daily Le Parisien cited police sources as saying the suspected attacker was a bearded man of North African origin about 30 years old, and was wearing an Arab-style garment under his jacket. (Reporting by Nicolas Bertin; Writing by Nick Vinocur; Editing by Andrew Roche)

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