On 18 July 2016, a 17-year-old refugee injured four people seriously, two critically, with a knife and hatchet on a train near Würzburg in Germany. A fifth person was injured outside. The state office of criminal investigations called it a terrorist attack with an Islamist religious motive. The attacker's Islamic State instructor "ordered" him "to use an axe rather than a knife in his attack." In a martyrdom video, the attacker blamed unspecified infidels trespassing against and murdering men, women and children, as well as leaders and Muslim citizens who did not object to this.
The attack happened around 21:00 CEST on a train traveling between Treuchtlingen and Würzburg. The victims in the train are from Hong Kong, and the fifth victim, attacked outside the train, is a local woman. Fourteen witnesses were treated for shock. The attacker tried to flee and was shot dead by Special Deployment Commandos after they confronted him and he tried to attack them with the hatchet.
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