GERMANY: Man shouted “Allah-hu-Akbar” and attack people with knife at train station


Munich: A man injured three passengers in a knife attack at train station near Munich in Germany. A man was killed in the attack. Police are investigating witness reports that the suspect shouted “Allah-hu-Akbar”- which means “God is great” in Arabic.

The attack took place at about 5 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) at the train station at Grafing, a commuter town about 32 km (20 miles) southeast of the Bavarian capital in southern Germany.

A 27-year-old German man was eventually arrested by police.

Police spokesman Karl-Heinz Segerer told German television that the man “expressed political motivations” during the attack.

They gave no details, saying it is a matter for the investigation.

Germany, which is playing a supporting role in the fight against Islamic State, has not suffered a major attack by Islamist militants on the scale of those that have hit neighboring France and Belgium.

The man stabbed on the train later died in hospital from his injuries.