Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:03 PM IST

Germany: Axe-wielding Afghan teenager attacks passengers on train


Washington D.C: An Afghan teenager was shot dead by the police after he injured several people with an axe on a train in southern Germany.

The motive behind the attack remains a mystery.

According to CNN, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said that the 17-year-old Afghan man was a resident of Ochsenfurt, Bavaria.


The attack took place as the train was travelling between stations and when the train made an emergency stop short of the station at Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld, the assailant jumped out of the train.

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Immediately, the Police hunted the man down with ground searchers and a helicopter, and he was taken down.


Four passengers who were attacked are in serious condition, with the total number of wounded unclear, according to the police spokesman.

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Published on: Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:51 AM IST