IS re­leases video of axe at­tacker

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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. –

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