ISIS claims responsibility for ax and knife attack on German train that injured 5
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for an
ax-and-knife attack on a German train that left at least five people
injured, but authorities said it appears the 17-year-old Afghan asylum
seeker who was shot and killed by police as he fled the scene appears to
have self-radicalized and had no direct link to the extremists.
The teenager shouted "Allahu akbar" ("God is great")
as he attacked people on the regional train near the Bavarian city of
Wuerzburg Monday night, and a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State was
found during a search of his room, according to state Interior Minister
Though the Islamic State group claimed responsibility
through its Aamaq news agency, Herrmann said the suspect, whose
identity has not been released, had written notes in his native Pashto
that indicated he may have been self-radicalized and there was "no
indication" he was directly connected to the IS group.