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(NECN) – A French soldier on patrol was stabbed on Saturday.
Police sources say a man stabbed the soldier in the neck.
The soldier was patrolling a business area of western Paris at the time of the attack.
Sources say the soldier is expected to survive. He was patrolling as part of France's anti-terrorist surveillance plan.
Officials say the suspect is still on the run.
The stabbing follows the brutal killing of a British soldier in London earlier this week.
He was brutally stabbed in a suspected terrorist attack that has raised fears of potential copycat strikes.
Authorities are now investigating possible links between the two attacks.