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Man arrested after knife attack in Paris wounds seven

PARIS: French police detained a man who wounded seven people in a knife attack in downtown Paris late on Sunday, a judicial source said early on Monday. A source close to the inquiry said the suspect, believed to be an Afghan national, has been arrested. "Nothing at this stage shows signs of a terrorist nature in these assaults," the source said, adding that the attacker had targeted "strangers in the street". Of the seven wounded, four are in a critical condition, police said. The incident took place just after…

Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

BEIJING: A woman was killed and 12 other people injured after a man carried out a knife attack in a mall busy shopping district in the Chinese capital, Beijing, police said on Sunday. Beijing police said in a short statement they had detained a man over the early afternoon attack at the Joy City Mall in the Xidan district. Three men and 10 women were sent to hospital after the attack and one woman died of her injuries, police said. The others were all expected to recover. Police said they acted quickly in handling…

Merkel ‘horrified’ by knife attack on pro-refugee mayor

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday expressed horror at a near-fatal knife attack against a town mayor, apparently motivated by his pro-refugee stance and which left him with a six-inch neck wound. Andreas Hollstein, 54, mayor of the western town of Altena, was stabbed late Monday at a kebab shop by a man who had loudly criticised his liberal refugee policy. Hollstein said that without two shop employees who rushed to help him, he would "probably not be here today". With a large bandage on his neck…

Detained suspect in Munich knife attack resembles witness descriptions

BERLIN: Police have detained a suspect in a knife attack in Munich, Germany, a police spokesman said on Saturday. The suspect is believed to have injured four people and tried but failed to stab two others earlier on Saturday. The victims were five men and one woman, Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins told journalists. Read More: Knifeman kills one, wounds nine in Polish mall “We have arrested a person who very strongly resembles the description by witnesses, but we cannot confirm that he is the attacker,”…

Several hurt in Munich knife assault

BERLIN: Several people were injured on Saturday morning in the southern German city of Munich by a man wielding a knife who fled the scene, said police, adding possible motives were unknown. A man "injured several people with a knife" in the centre of Munich and "is still on the run", the local police said on their Twitter account. "We are searching for the perpetrator of the attack with all available police", said the statement, which added that for the moment the possible motives for the attack remained unknown.…

Mysterious knife attacks: KU bans wearing helmet in premises

KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU) on Friday slapped ban on wearing helmets on its premises in the wake of knife attacks on women in the financial hub of the country, ARY News reported. More than ten girls and women have fallen victim to the mysterious knifeman attacks in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the city, exposing the performance of police struggling to nab the elusive attacker. The university’s security officer Muhammad Zubair said as a precautionary measure, the ban has been imposed to avoid any untoward…

Here is what happened with the first victim of Karachi’s mystery knife attacker

KARACHI:  A mysterious knife attacker is roaming Karachi’s streets attacking random women with a sharp object and police are looking for him after the story made headlines in the local media. The law enforcers have arrested suspects but what happened with the first victim of this "psychopath" aptly describes what we all call the "Thaana Culture" and police's casual and insensitive attitude towards those who file complaints. The girl, along with her parents appeared on ARY News talk show 11th Hour and narrated her…

Karachi’s mystery Knife attacker attacks three more women, changes area

KARACHI: The mysterious knife attacker who is roaming Karachi's streets attacking random women with a sharp object has attacked three more women in the city, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The attacker who until today only attacked women in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the city,  attacked all three women in separate areas of the city within an hour. According to ARY News correspondent Salman Lodhi, the attacker attacked a woman at Gulshan-e-Jamal, one at Rashid Minhas Road and the third woman at NIPA Chowrangi near…

The strange similarity between Gulistan-e-Jauhar knife attacker and KU sex offender

KARACHI: The biker attacking women with paper cutter could be the same person who used to sexually harassed female students of Karachi University about two years ago, ARY News reported on Monday. ARY News correspondent Rabeea Khan talked to a number of female students of Karachi University including those living in girls' hostel. The university students were of the view that the CCTV footage and the description provided by police (thin, black helmet, black pant, about 20 to 29 years old and height ranging from 5 feet 7…