The ISLAMIC State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a German train by an axe-wielding Afghan Muslim migrant, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ while hacking 19 passengers, several seriously hurt.
UK Express (h/t Max G) Online news agency Amaq reported that the terror group was behind yesterday’s ‘lone wolf’ attack by a 17-year-old
boy Muslim savage in southern Germany. The youngster monster was shot dead by police after going on the rampage on a train travelling through the state of Bavaria.
An ISIS spokesman claimed the attack was directly inspired by calls for followers living in Europe to carry out attacks at home rather than travelling to fight in Iraq and Syria. The incident followed just days after another lone killer murdered 84 people in an attack in Nice.
A statement from ISIS said: “The perpetrator of the stabbing attack in Germany was one of the fighters of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in answer to the calls to target the countries of the coalition fighting the Islamic State.”
Authorities first established a link between the suspect and ISIS when a hand-drawn flag was found in his room.
Witnesses reported that the attacker, who had been living with a foster family in the nearby town of Ochsenfurt, had shouted “Allahu Akbar.”
ISIS released a video which apparently shows the Afghan Muslim teenager who attacked passengers with an axe on a train making threats.
The video released by ISIS’s affiliated Amaq news agency, subtitled in English, shows teenager “Mohammed Riyadh” – knife in hand – announcing in Pashto he would carry out an “operation” in Germany, and presenting himself as a “soldier of the caliphate”.