German Train Axe Rampage, 20 Injured


Update: Islamic State says attacker on German train was one of its fighters, reports news agency Reuters.

Berlin: A man armed with an axe and a knife attacked passengers aboard a regional train in southern Germany on Monday night, injuring  Twenty people before he was shot and killed by police as he fled.

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Wuerzburg police said on their Facebook page that three of the victims suffered serious injuries and one was slightly injured. Another 14 people were being treated for shock.

Police said there was not yet any information on the motive behind the attack, nor details on the identity of the attacker. The train was on its way from the Bavarian town of Treuchtlingen to Wuerzburg, which is about 60 miles northwest of Nuremberg.