January 29, 2023

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Germany: Two killed in stabbing attack on regional train

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Two people have died after being stabbed on a German regional train, according to local police. The accused was arrested.

At least two people were killed and several others injured in an alleged stabbing attack on a regional train in northern Germany, local police told AFP on Wednesday (January 25). A regional train connecting Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein) with Hamburg was attacked in the afternoon, a spokesman for the Flensburg police said.

The accused was arrested at Broxted station where the regional train stopped. The police said that the reason for the attack has not yet been ascertained. According to photos published by Bild daily, a number of police vehicles and ambulances are parked around the station. Deutsche Bahn has announced that trains will be canceled on major routes.

Fear of jihadist attacks

German authorities have been on alert in recent years to counter the jihadist threat, particularly since the Islamic State group’s Ram truck attack in Berlin in December 2016 that killed 12 people. The jihadist attack was the worst ever on German soil. After several deadly attacks targeting community or religious sites in recent years, another threat looms over Germany.

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