Several injured in attack on train near Würzburg, southern Germany

July 19, 2016

In Würzburg, three people were injured on Monday night, when a 17-year-old Afghan refugee went on a stabbing rampage near Würzburg ( the city in the southern Germany). The Afghan national shouted “Allahu Akbar” prior to his attack, wielding a knife and axe. The police’s reaction was quick and logical: attacker was shot dead shortly after an incident.

On Monday 21:15, a 17-year-old Afghan refugee injured four people after launching an attack on a commuter train, he started to shout “Allahu Akbar” in the train and use his knife and an axe. A result of such unexpected attack is four injured people, who were in the train’s waggon, traveling between the towns of Treuchlingen and Würzburg.

Rest of the passengers (14 people) were shocked, four got critical injuries from an axe and knife, one person sustained light injuries, say medics. An incident was confirmed by the Interior Minister Joachim Hermann on TV.

The Afghan attacker was shot dead by German police, according to Migrant Center data, a 17-years-old teenager has been living in Ochsenfurt. His sudden attack had no motive, at least, it still unclear for the police.