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Paris soldier stabbing suspect hit with terror-linked charges

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

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