"Once again a Muslim stabs
three soldiers outside a
Jewish community centre
in Nice today. "
Moussa Coulibaly, 30, was arrested at Istanbul airport last week, and deported back to France, as authorities believed he was en-route to join ISIS.
His shares the last name of Amedy Coulibaly, who took hostages in a kosher supermarket in Paris and gunned down a policewoman last month.
(The surname is relatively common among families of Malian descent, but anti-terrorist police have confirmed they are 'investigating a link' between the pair)
Coulibaly pulled an eight-inch blade out of a bag and set upon one of the soldiers, injuring him in the chin, police said. Coulibaly then swiped at two other soldiers injuring one in the cheek, and the other in the forearm, before being apprehended by riot police stationed near the building.
France has been on high alert since the attacks in the Paris region by three Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen.
More than 10,000 soldiers have been deployed around the country to protect sensitive locations, including major shopping areas, synagogues, mosques and transit hubs.
Three of those arrested Tuesday had traveled to Syria and returned in December 2014, a French official said, though it was unclear whether they joined the Islamic State group or another group.
The network began sending French fighters to Syria in May 2013, and at least one of them was killed there, the official said. Other members of the network are still in Syria.
The group did not appear to be involved in any particular plot, or linked to any other networks already broken up in France in recent months, said the official, who was not authorized to be publicly identified discussing security matters.
France has seen hundreds of homegrown radicals join extremists abroad, most linked to ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Cazeneuve said recent atrocities by the Islamic State group including the killing of a Japanese hostage, 'only strengthen the government's determination to fight terrorism every day and every hour.'
French authorities have been truly successful, cracking down on potential threats since the Charlie hebdo attacks, arresting dozens for comments seen as defending terrorism ...
Such moves has naturally disturbed many Islamists who have been openly able to do the
sickening half nazi salute the a started arm down and more in public.
SDR wishes to thank the good work of the French police and think they have served as a example for many police forces when it comes to cracking down on militant islamists.