Frenchman stabbed by couple shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

The man said he was able to dodge the axe but was stabbed in the stomach, according to a prosecutors statement.

His condition is not said to be serious. France remains under a state of emergency since last November’s attacks claimed by Islamist militants.

The victim told investigators the assailants shouted “Allahu Akbar”, meaning “God is greatest”, and called him an “infidel dog” before running away.