BREAKING: ISIS claim Afghan axeman on German train is start of attacks across Europe
ISLAMIC State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a German train by an axe-wielding Afghan refugee, which left 19 wounded.
By TOM BATCHELOR
Online news agency Amaq reported that the terror group was behind yesterday’s ‘lone wolf’ attack by a 17-year-old boy in southern Germany.
The youngster 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.
The attacks point to a worrying trend of terror attacks on European soil after ISIS commanders urged sympathisers to wage jihad on the West.
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
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