German police kill Afghan teen after he attacked passengers on a train

A teenage Afghan migrant armed with an ax and a knife attacked passengers aboard a regional train in southern Germany on Monday night, injuring four people before he was shot and killed by police as he fled, authorities said. Bavaria’s interior minister Joachim Herrmann said the attacker was a 17-year-old Afghan who had lived in nearby Ochsenfurt. Herrmann said initial information was that the suspect came to Germany as an unaccompanied minor and had lived in the Wuerzburg area for some time, initially at a refugee facility in the town of Ochsenfurt and more recently with a foster family. He said authorities were still investigating the motive of the attack.

It is quite probable that this was an Islamist attack.

A ministry spokesman of Bavaria state