IS releases video of axe attacker
THE Islamic State (IS) group released a video purportedly featuring a 17-year-old Afghan refugee who went on an axe rampage on a German train, injuring five people, two critically.
The video showed teenager “Mohammed Riyadh” – knife in hand – announcing in Pashto he would carry out an “operation” in Germany, and presenting himself as a “soldier of the caliphate”.
Four members of a family of tourists from Hong Kong and a passer-by were hurt in the assault on July 18 in southern Germany.
German authorities said they had found a hand-painted IS flag and what they called a suicide letter among the asylum seeker’s belongings. The assailant was killed by police as he attacked officers while trying to flee.
“The perpetrator of the stabbing attack in Germany was one of the fighters of the Islamic State,” the ISlinked Amaq news agency said.
Amaq later released a video on July 19 it claimed showed the attacker threatening “infidel” countries. –