Officials have said that a hand-painted version of the Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) flag has been found in the room of a 17-year-old Afghan accused of an axe rampage on a German train last night (18 July). The 17-year-old was shot dead as he tried to flee from the train.
An Isis media agency released a statement in Arabic claiming that the teenager was an “Islamic State fighter”.
The teenager is thought to have attacked around 20 passengers, seriously hurting three Hong Kong nationals and injuring another. Joachim Herrmann, the Bavarian interior minister, said that the attacker had arrived in Germany seeking asylum as an unaccompanied minor and had been living with a foster family in Ochsenfurt.