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Two Britons among seven injured in Paris knife attack – reports

The incident is not being treated as terrorism, police said.

Two British tourists are among seven injured after they were attacked by an armed man in Paris, local media reported.

A man armed with a knife and an iron bar is said to have attacked people on the banks of a canal in the north-east of the city at just after 11pm local time.

Four people were injured seriously, while Le Parisien said one British tourist has a chest injury while another was stabbed in the head.

(PA Graphics)

The paper said the perpetrator stabbed three people near a cinema on the Bassin de la Villette, and men playing petanque nearby attempted to stop the man, with one throwing a ball at him.

It is reported a man of Afghan nationality has been arrested and the incident is not being treated as terrorism, police said.

Several people were injured in the attack in central Paris, police said (Thibault Camus/AP)

The Foreign Office said: “We are urgently investigating this incident and are in close contact with the French authorities.”

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