Two Danish journalists were on Saturday stabbed, leaving one of them in serious medical condition in a knife attack in Gabon.

The two journalists were shopping in a local market at a site popular with tourists.

According to Gabonese Minister of Defense, Etienne Massard Makaga, the attack against two journalists, reportedly working for National Geographic, was carried out in Libreville on Saturday by a 53-year-old Niger national who shouted "Allah Akbar."

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He said the attacker was immediately arrested and when questioned by the police.

He said he acted "in retaliation for the attacks of the United States against the Muslims and the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."

Makaga added that the journalists were rushed to the hospital, and one is in intensive care.

It is the first attack of its kind in this West African country where Muslims and Christians coexist peacefully.

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