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'Terrorist in nature': Knife attacker shot outside Louvre in Paris

Feb 3, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

A man tried to attack a French soldier with a knife Friday near the Louvre museum in Paris. The soldier shot and seriously injured the attacker, French media reported.

The man was armed with at least one machete and carrying two briefcases as he attempted to enter the museum's shopping center. When he was refused entry to the shopping center, the man pulled out a knife and attacked the soldier, yelling "Allahu akbar," AFP reported, meaning "God is great" in Arabic. The soldier responded

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