Update: A 17 year old Afghan is responsible for injuring at least 15 people after he attacked them with an axe. The Mirror reported that he screamed before he began to attack the passengers,

A 17-year-old Afghan refugee believed to be behind the attack was shot dead by police as he reportedly charged at them following the incident at Würzburg-Heidingsfeld station.

More than 15 people have been injured after a man armed with an axe went on a bloody rampage after storming a train in Germany.

Armed police swarmed the area soon after receiving reports that a man hacked at passengers on board a train close to Wurzburg in southern Germany.

Police have confirmed that at least 15 people have been injured in the horrifying attack – which began in a train this evening.

A 17-year-old Afghan refugee believed to be behind the attack was shot dead by police as he reportedly charged at them following the incident at Würzburg-Heidingsfeld station.

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The boy is reported to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” before the attack.


Developing Story: According to BBC, a man attacked multiple train passengers with an axe in Wurzburg, Germany. There are at least 21 injured so far and the attacker has reportedly been shot by police. More information to follow.

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