Terror on a regional train on its way from Germany Treuchtlingen to Wuerzburg in Bavaria, where last night, an Afghan 17-year-old man attacked passengers with an ax and a long knife. The Bavarian Interior Ministry has announced that the young man shouted ‘Allah akbar’, ‘God is great’; then he tried to escape, but there were several agents of the special forces in the area and they shot him dead. A hand-painted Isis banner was found in his room.
Four people were injured, all of whom are citizens of Hong Kong. They are currently in serious condition. They are a 62-year-old man, his wife, 58, daughter, 27, and her boyfriend, 31. Whereas the 17-year-old son is safe. The other 14 people in the convoy were found in a state of shock, but they are all unharmed. “There was blood everywhere,” witnesses said.
The attacker’s identity was revealed by the Bavarian Interior Minister, Joachim Herrmann: it is a refugee who arrived to Germany as an unaccompanied minor. He has lived for a certain period in the Wuerzburg area. Recently, he has been entrusted to a family. The authorities do not know whether he had been a radical Islamist in the past, but further investigations are underway.
In May, the self-styled spokesman for Isis, Abu Muhammad al Adnani – just before the start of the Islamic month of fasting and prayer “Ramadan” – had urged “fighters on the path of the jihad” to attack unbelievers wherever they were and kill them by any means, even “with a knife”. Besides, on May 10 in Germany, at the Grafing station on the line leading to Monaco, at 5 a.m., a 27-year-old man, Paul H., had attacked four passengers, stabbing them with a knife, killing one and wounding three other people. He was suffering from mental disorders, drug addiction, and had realized his death plan yelling “Allah akbar”.