A 17-year-old Afghan Muslim refugee has been shot dead by police after attacking up to 15 people with an axe on a train in Germany, it has emerged.
The teenager was gunned down by armed police after fleeing from the scene of the rampage near the city of Wurzburg in southern Germany.
As many as 15 people are reported to have been injured while three of them fighting for their lives after being attacked with ‘cutting and stabbing weapons’.
Up to 21 people have been injured after a man reportedly armed with an axe went on a rampage on a train in southern Germany.
The man attacked passengers with “cutting and stabbing weapons” on a train near the German city of Wuerzburg late on Monday.
Various media reports suggest up to 21 people were injured, with four of them in a serious condition.
Reports suggested the attacker had been incapacitated, but police have not yet confirmed a report he has been shot.
The attack took place in Heidingsfeld.
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