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Syrian asylum-seeker allegedly uses machete to kill woman in Germany


Berlin: A 21-year-old Syrian refugee killed a woman with a machete and injured two other people on Sunday before being arrested in the southern German city of Reutlingen, according to a police spokesman.

The man, who had been seeking asylum in Germany, had been involved in previous incidents causing injuries to other people, the spokesman said.


Munich gunman fixated on mass killing

A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police say.

No information was available on when the man arrived in Germany, or when the previous incidents took place.

The assailant was apparently acting alone, the police official said.

“There is no danger to anyone else at this time,” he told Reuters.  

It was the fourth act of violence against civilians in western Europe – and the third in southern Germany – in 10 days.

On Friday, an 18-year-old who was obsessed with mass killings shot dead nine people in Munich before turning his gun on himself.

On July 18, a 17-year-old youth who had sought asylum in Germany was shot dead by police after wounding four people from Hong Kong, some of them severely, with an axe on a train and injuring a local resident near the city of Wuerzburg.

The attack in Reutlingen comes just days after the shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum shopping centre (pictured) in ...
The attack in Reutlingen comes just days after the shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum shopping centre (pictured) in Munich on Friday. Photo: Jeers Koch/Getty Images

Four days before, a Tunisian delivery man drove a large truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice, killing 84 people.

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for both the Wuerzburg and Nice attacks. German police said the Munich gunman had no connection with militant Islam or the issue of refugees in Germany.

Reuters



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