One killed and two injured in machete attack in Germany

A MAN has killed a woman with a machete and injured two others in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen, near Stuttgart. The man has now been apprehended by police, reportedly after a man driving by in a BMW knocked the assailant down after witnessing the horrific attack.

Reports have indicated that the perpetrator was a 21-year-old Syrian refugee. The motivation behind the attack remains unclear at the moment, although it appears that the man, who apparently acted alone, was already known to police.

Witnesses described the man as being crazed and out of his mind, and said that he was engaged in an argument with the woman before attacking her at around 4.30pm in the town’s Listplatz Square.

The violent attack is unfortunately only the latest in a string of horrific incidents that have made headlines in Germany over the last week, following an axe attack on a train that left five people injured last Monday (July 18) and the massacre that took place at a Munich shopping centre on Friday afternoon (July 22), in which nine people lost their lives. 

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    • Roy Peters

      24 July 2016 • 17:35

      You can blame all this on Merkel for she foolishly gave an open invitation to Muslims to enter the country last year.
      In Germany we have already seen countless molestation’s of women since New Year, and the attacks are becoming more frequent.
      This is what you get when you make such a rash statement.

    • peter fieldman

      26 July 2016 • 06:39

      It is difficult to understand our political leaders. Confronted by an increasing risk of terrorist attacks by islamists, they do nothing to reduce or stop the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants from Muslim states around the world who clearly pose a threat. Even if they are not violent the bast majority of muslims have found it difficult to integrate and live in segregated communities in Europe’s towns and cities such as Molenbeek, the suburbs of French cities, Salt near Gerona, Bradford and Luton in the UK etc. It is increasingly evident that those who seek to live according to the strict islamic laws will never be able to adapt to the western life style and it will lead at best to social conflicts and worst, an increase in terrorist attacks. This is analysed in a new book “The World at a Crossroads”


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