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In Germany 21 injured as man axes passengers on train

It was also reported that the train line between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt has been closed since the attack was reported.

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At least 20 people are reportedly injured after a man with an axe went on the rampage on a train in Germany.

According to a report by BBC, the incident happened in Heidingsfeld, a part of the city of Wurzburg in southern Germany.

A firefighter stands at a road block in Wuerzburg play

A firefighter stands at a road block in Wuerzburg

(Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/EPA)

 

While it was further reported that police operation including a helicopter is under way, a German media alleged that a suspect appeared to have been shot in the attack.

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It was also reported that the train line between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt has been closed since the attack occured.

DPA reported that the police claimed some of the victims' injuries were life-threatening but no response was given as regards the shooting claims.

UPDATE

The man who attacked passengers with an axe on a train in the German state of Bavaria late on Monday was later shot dead, broadcasters BR and NTV reported.

According to a report by Reuters, a police spokesman declined to confirm the report, saying a police operation was still ongoing.

The attack is coming barely six days after a man driving a lorry crashed into a crowd while celebrating in Nice, France.

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