Islamic State claims responsibility for Germany attack

Germany train attack scene. Photo: Reuters

ARA News 

BERLIN The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a train attack in Germany that wounded at least five people. 

In a statement published by the jihadi Aamaq news agency, ISIS announced its responsibility for the terror attack.

According to German officials, a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” [God is great] “during an ax and knife attack on a train in southern Germany” that injured five passengers. 

When German security forces raided the perpetrators’ room “they found a hand-painted ISIS flag”, Bavaria’s interior minister Joachim Herrmann said Tuesday. 

Speaking to the ZDF Television, Herrmann said the attacker came to Germany two years ago “as an unaccompanied minor, and applied for asylum in March”.He lived in a home for teenage refugees until two weeks ago when he was placed with a foster family.

The pro-ISIS attacker was reportedly killed by police while trying to flee from the scene. 

According to the Bavarian interior minister, at least two victims –from a Chinese tourist family– are in critical condition. 

“The motives of the teen are unknown,” Herrmann said.

The DPA news agency reported that Wuerzburg police said Monday that the man attacked passengers with “blunt and slashing” weapons and 3 were critically wounded. 14 passengers were being treated for shock while another was lightly injured.

By: Lorin Silo

Source: ARA News & agencies  

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