Axeman Unleashes Terror on German Train

Yet another tragedy has stricken the world, with this one taking place in Wurzburg, Germany. Reports show that a 17-year-old boy started to unleash terror on train passengers, armed with a knife and axe, he managed to injure five people before being shot dead by police. The teenager, who has not been named yet, is an Afghan native but was living in Ochsenfurt – a close town to where the attack occurred.

Officials say that other passengers heard the axeman shout “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) during the carnage, with ISIS later coming out claiming responsibility for what happened – its first claim of such in Germany. It is believed that on ISIS’ Amaq news agency, they made a statement glorifying the attack and managed to spread even more terror in those that have already suffered from their violent acts this year.

Four victims of that attack are all members of the same family from Hong Kong, the youngest, a 17-year-old son, managed to escape unharmed. A further fourteen people are said to be in a state of shock and are receiving help from specialists.
After passengers alerted the driver of the axeman, the train was stopped where the attacker then fled from the carriage. Luckily, a police task force was within the area and pursued the teenager, shooting him dead after he started to unleash attacks on the unit. There have been no confirmed reports of whether the victims are in a life-threatening condition.

Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, the police are still treating this as a lone attack as there is still no indication of a motive. Although, upon a raid of the attacker’s room, they managed to find a handpainted ISIS flag which has now fuelled the belief that this was an organised attack with a terrorist motive.

About Balraj Sohal

My name is Balraj Sohal, and I am a literary enthusiast. I fell in love with writing when I was 14 and have been passionate about it ever since. I tend to write about anything that fascinates me, whether it is politics or relationships, I think writing is just another way of expressing yourself. In contrast, I am also a very active person, always willing to go and explore different cities to get a sense of numerous cultures and how influential that sort of knowledge can be. I take the same amount of pride in networking and socialising with a range of people. Having the ability to learn new things through other people is immense, sharing stories and creating memories is one of the greatest aspects of life – something that transcends through my writing as well.

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