German officials are saying that they see no political or terror motives and indicate it could be a conflict between rival Muslim gangs that started with a dispute in front of a Turkish snack bar. But German magazine Focus Online cited police as saying a group of five to seven men had attacked passers-by with knives.
According to the magazine, the incident took place on Tuesday evening as five to seven men attacked passersby with knives. Those injured are of Iraqi, Syrian and Albanian origins. They are stable now.
Possible #TerrorAttack in Germany.
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Four people have been injured in a stabbing attack in the German city of Hanau on Tuesday evening, the prosecutor’s office confirmed on Wednesday, adding that two Syrian nationals were arrested in connection to the incident.
“We assume there was a confrontation between two groups whose members injured each other,” said Dominik Mies, spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office in Hanau, adding that the attackers were armed with “knives and striking tools.”
The official went on to stress that there is no evidence that the incident has a terror background or somehow connected to the Hanau shooting in February 2020 which left at least 10 people dead and five injured. “We don’t have any evidence that the incident has any political, terror or xenophobic motives,” Mies continued.