NATIONAL: Two Britsh tourists among seven injured in Paris knife attack

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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.

Several people were injured in a knife attack in central Paris late on Sunday. Picture: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

Several people were injured in a knife attack in central Paris late on Sunday. Picture: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

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

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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.

Two British tourist were injured. Picture: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

Two British tourist were injured. Picture: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

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