Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Jean-Michel Jarre: Breathing new life into 'Oxygène'

Read more

FOCUS

Park's presidency hanging by thin thread

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Ukraine’s ex-prime minister: ‘Ukraine protects EU borders’

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Karoshi crisis: The Japanese employees who work themselves to death

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Government forces close to recapturing Libyan IS group stronghold of Sirte

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

South Korea's business conglomerates face corruption accusations

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Can Manuel Valls unite the left ahead of 2017?

Read more

Europe

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

  • 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)