Armed police swarmed the area after receiving reports that a man with an axe went on a rampage in Germany last night, hacking at passengers on board a train near Wurzburg. Police have confirmed that 18 people were injured in the attack, and three of them are fighting for their lives.
A 17-year-old Afghan refugee believed to be the man weilding the axe was shot dead by police as he allegedly charged at them after the incident.
Eyewitnesses said the scene “looked like a slaughterhouse.”
Allegedly he shouted “Allahu Akbar” before he began his rapage, and investigators believe he had become a ‘self-radicalised’ Muslim. ISIS have now claimed responsibility for the attack and named him.
The below video shows the man, who ISIS claim was behind the attack, swearing that “kufar” will be targeting in every “village, city and airport”.
He says: “I am a soldier of the caliphate and I am going to carry out an suicide attack in Germany.
“O Kufar, the time has passed when you would come to our homeland and kill our men, our women and our children. And your apostate rulers were silent about these massacres.That time is over now. Now the Islamic Caliphate has been established in Iraq, Al-Sham, Khorosan, Libya and Yemen and God Willing, soldiers of the caliphate will get you.
“They will slaughter you in your own back yard and they will live in your houses and break your rules and take your land. We will target you in every village, every city and every airport God Willing.”