German prosecutors have indicted a teenage girl in connection with the stabbing of a police officer in Hannover. Authorities said the attack was linked to the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) group.
The 16-year-old German-Moroccan citizen was indicted on Monday by a German court on charges of attempted murder and supporting a terrorist organization.
Prosecutors said the girl, known as Safia S. in the media, was inspired by IS to carry out a “martyr operation” with a knife on a police officer at a train station in Hannover on February 26. Under German press-protocol the full name of the accused can not be given until a judgment is made by the courts.