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I.S. claims responsibility for Germany ax attack

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 01:05

Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack on a train in southern Germany by a young axe-wielding Afghan refugee who was later shot dead by police. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Inside the passenger train, it's easy to imagine the terrifying attack by the 17-year-old Afghan refugee. Armed with an axe, police say he severely wounded four Chinese tourists on board and at least several other passengers, fled the scene, injured a local woman and tried to attack police before they shot him dead. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, but investigators say early evidence indicates he MAY have been SELF-radicalized. They found a hand-painted flag of Islamic State and a text written partly in Pashto -- inside his room at this hostel in the small Bavarian town of Ochsenfurt, where the youth was staying with a foster family. Bavaria's interior minister says the 17-year-old came to Germany two years ago as an unaccompanied minor. After last week's deadly truck attack in Nice, this latest incident has deepened worries about so-called 'lone-wolf' attacks in Europe -- and puts pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who's welcomed hundreds of thousands of migrants to Germany over just the past year.

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I.S. claims responsibility for Germany ax attack

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 01:05