Breaking News

Afghan refugee shot dead after attacking passengers on German train

(Last Updated On: July 19, 2016)

germanyA 17-year-old Afghan refugee was shot dead by German police after he launched an attack on a commuter train and injured at least four people using a knife and an axe.

The incident occurred on Monday night on a regional commuter train near the southern German city of Wurzburg, some 280 kilometers north-west of Munich.

German officials confirmed in a TV interview that the teenager had been staying with a foster family after traveling unaccompanied to Germany to seek asylum.

“The attacker appears to have been a 17-year-old Afghan who has been living in Ochsenfurt for some time,” Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann said. “He suddenly attacked passengers with a knife and an axe, critically injuring several. Some of them may now be fighting for their lives.”

Reportedly he has shouted “Allahu Akbar” before launching the attack, wielding a knife and axe.

The motive of the attack was not immediately clear.

Germany welcomed roughly 1 million migrants in 2015, including thousands of unaccompanied minors. Many were fleeing war in countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

About Ariana News


Check Also

Seven Militants Killed in Kapisa Operation

(Last Updated On: August 20, 2019) At least seven Taliban insurgents were killed in an …