One killed in ‘Islamist-motivated’ stabbing at German train station

One killed in ‘Islamist-motivated’ stabbing at German train station

Three others injured in Munich-area attack; witnesses say assailant shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ as he knifed commuters

German special police stand in front of the main train station in Munich, southern Germany, on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

A 27-year-old man killed one person and wounded three others in a knife attack at a German station on Tuesday that prosecutors said had “an apparent Islamist motive.”


“The assailant made remarks at the scene of the crime that indicate a political motivation — apparently an Islamist motive,” said a prosecutor’s spokesman. “We are still determining what the exact remarks were.”

He added that “one man has died” of the wounds sustained in the attack.


The attack took place around 0300 GMT in the town of Grafing east of Munich, a police spokesman in Bavaria state told AFP.


Local media reported that witnesses said the young man had yelled “Allahu akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) during the attack.


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