Germany: Islamic extremist motive possible in train attack

Berlin, Nov 16 (AP) German prosecutors say they are not ruling out Islamic extremist motives behind a knife attack on a train earlier this month. Four people were injured in this attack.

Prosecutors in Munich said on Tuesday that propaganda videos of the Islamic State group were found in the suspect and material on the 27-year-old attacker’s Facebook account pointed in the same direction, news agency DPA reported.

The attack took place on 6 November on an Intercity Express high-speed train from Passau to Hamburg on the Austrian border.

Police said the suspected Syrian national who came to Germany in 2014 and was granted asylum in 2016 was living in Passau.

AP Netrapal Madhav



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