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17 Years Old Teenager Attacked Passengers With Axe And Knife On Train In Germany

17 Years Old Teenager Attacked Passengers With Axe And Knife On Train In Germany

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A teenager armed with an axe and a knife reportedly attacked about 20 passengers on a train in northern Bavaria. Three people were seriously hurt and one person sustained light injuries before the attacker was shot dead by police.

As reported by CNN, the man reportedly attacked passengers on the regional train traveling between the town of Treuchtlingen and Würzburg.

A hand-drawn flag resembling the one used by ISIS was found in the room of the man who attacked several people on a train in southern Germany late Monday evening, officials said.

The assailant, armed with a knife and an ax, was shot dead by police after a chase and confrontation, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said at a news conference on Tuesday. Four passengers on the train, members of the same family and tourists from Hong Kong — were seriously injured, with one in critical condition, he said.
The attacker, a 17-year-old Afghan man living in Ochsenfurt, Bavaria, according to Herrmann, he came to Germany as an unaccompanied minor a year ago. Two weeks ago, he was taken in by a foster family he said.
The first emergency call that the police headquarters received was about a witness who said that the attacker carried out attacks causing serious injuries and he had called out Allahu Akbar,” Herrmann said.
A pro-ISIS media group said the attacker was an “ISIS fighter.” But authorities cast doubt on that claim, and said they have not found a direct link between the attacker and the terror group.
“We have no conclusions yet,” Herrmann  reportedly said. “We are aware that IS militia has claimed responsibility about this attack. Our current investigation does not confirm this, that this man worked together with Islamists.

 

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