Barely 4 days after the deadly attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people and left more than 300 injured, Germany has been hit by a terrorist attack. A 17 year-old Afghan ‘refugee’ went on a stabbing spree inside a commuter train near the southern German city of Würzburg. According to eyewitnesses, the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he attacked passengers with knife and axe — critically injuring four people.

The attacker was killed by Special Forces just 500 meters from the crime scene, as he tried to flee. German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reports:

On Monday evening, a 17 year-old man injured 4 people critically and another one slightly in a commuter train. A man attacked passengers in the train, armed with a knife and an axe. After the train was stopped by the passengers in Heidingsfeld [near Würzburg], the 17 year-old escaped on foot. He was shot down by Special Forces as he tried to attack a police officer.

According to the Interior Minister [of the State of Bavaria], the suspect was an Afghan man who came to Germany as a “so-called unaccompanied minor refugee”. He was living in a refugee housing in Ochsenfurt, Würzburg since March. About 2 weeks ago, he was moved into a foster family. [Author’s Translation]

German authorities expressed their cluelessness about the motives of this latest terror attack. Despite eyewitnesses confirming that the perpetrator repeatedly shouted the Islamist war cry “Allahu Akbar,” the spokesman for the local police department told reporters that “the motives of the crime are completely unclear at this point.”

German state-run broadcaster Deutsche Welle parroted the official version saying, “The motive of the attack was not immediately clear.”

In May, a 27 year-old German man stabbed one commuter to death and wounded three others while shouting “Allahu akbar” at a train station near the German city of Munich. The attacker was send to a psychiatric clinic as authorities failed to see any link to Islamic terrorism.

In August 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arbitrarily opened Europe’s borders when she scrapped the Dublin Convention, a legal framework in place to register and regulate refugees entering Europe. This caused a migrant influx of historic proportion as millions tried to enter Europe. Last year alone, more than a million migrants mostly Arab and Muslim men entered Germany.

VIDEO: Terrorist attack in Würzburg, Germany

[Cover image courtesy France 24, YouTube] [Writer is an analyst reporting from Cologne, Germany]


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