A knife-wielding Muslim terrorist was shot by police in south west France on Sunday after stabbing a woman in the shoulder.
The unnamed Muslim terrorist, who is said to be 32 and from the French overseas territory of Reunion Island, struck in the town of Montauban, north of Toulouse.
It was only after the terrorist was shot in the legs he started shouting “ALLAHU AKBAR”, Montauban mayor said.
Police said that the terror attack was “not terror related” and that the Muslim terrorist has “mental health problems”.
The terror attack occurred in the same area where an al-Qaeda terrorist murdered two Muslim French soldiers five years ago.
It happened shortly after midday when the terrorist was seen driving erratically in a VW Golf registered locally.
Police followed, and then witnessed the driver jumping out of the car and stabbing a woman in the shoulder blade.
He then ran towards a couple, and tried to wound them too, but was then shot by the police who described him as being ‘neutralized’.
‘The suspect was rushed to hospital, and will be interviewed at length,’ said a local police source.
‘It may be that he was drunk at the time of the attack. He is injured, but his wounds are not life threatening’.
The source said that the woman who was wounded in the shoulder was also in hospital, and in a ‘stable’ condition.
It was on March 15, 2012, that Mohammed Merah, a 23-year-old terrorist, gunned down the uniformed soldiers in a Monauban shopping center.
Merah also shot dead a French Muslim paratrooper in Toulouse. His motive was revenge for the men having fought for western forces in Afghanistan.
On March 19, 2012, Merah went on to murder four Jews, including three children, at the Ozar Hatorah day school in Toulouse, saying it was a revenge for Israelis ‘killing our brothers and sisters in Palestine’.
The murderer was then himself killed during a gunfight on March 22, 2012, with special forces police at his flat in Toulouse.
France remains in a State of Emergency following a series of terrorist attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda and ISIS cells.
Earlier this month an Egyptian national was gunned down in the Louvre in Paris after trying to attack soldiers with a knife.