Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Could Johnny Depp be jailed over dog row in Oz?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Nkurunziza appeals for 'national solidarity' to fund elections

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Oil companies agree to end crippling strike in Nigeria

Read more

DEBATE

Islamic State Group Advances: Washington and Baghdad trade blame over losses (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Islamic State Group Advances: Washington and Baghdad trade blame over losses (part 1)

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Sweden's Eurovision 'Hero' and French festival 'Papillons de Nuit'

Read more

FOCUS

Nepalese children still struggling one month after quake

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Beate Klarsfeld: 'It was our duty to bring Nazis to justice'

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Novak Djokovic: 'I have grown'

Read more

Europe

Paris soldier stabbing suspect hit with terror-linked charges

Video by Kate WILLIAMS

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-05-31

A French judge on Friday charged a man who stabbed a soldier near Paris over the weekend with “attempted murder linked to a terrorist enterprise,” a judicial source said. The attack came in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a soldier in London.

A judge on Friday charged a recent convert to Islam who stabbed a French soldier over the weekend with "attempted murder linked to a terrorist enterprise", a judicial source said.

The 22-year-old was arrested Wednesday after the stabbing of a soldier in a busy Paris commercial complex and transport hub of La Defense that came on the heels of the brutal murder of a soldier in London.

The man, Alexandre D., admitted after his arrest that he stabbed Private First Class Cedric Cordiez in the neck. Cordiez has since been discharged from hospital.

Video footage from the shopping centre showed him buying two knives an hour prior to the attack on Saturday, and praying eight minutes before the stabbing.

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-05-31

  • FRANCE

    French police arrest man over soldier stabbing

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Paris and London stabbings not linked, Hollande says

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    French soldier stabbed on patrol outside Paris

    Read more

COMMENT(S)