French teacher attacked by man claiming Islamic State link

The male teacher was taken to hospital after the attack by a man wielding a knife or box-cutter who fled the scene after the attack. 

Paris: A hooded man claiming to be acting for the Islamic State group attacked a nursery school teacher with a knife as he prepared for classes in a school north of Paris, a French judiciary official said on Monday.

The male teacher was taken to hospital after the attack by a man wielding a knife or box-cutter who fled the scene after the attack at about 0630 GMT, said the official, adding that anti-terrorism officials were investigating.

The incident came a month after gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Paris an attack claimed by Islamic State, which controls swathes of Syria and Iraq and has vowed to attack France, a member of the coalition of countries conducting air strikes against it.

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