German Authorities Suspect Bavarian Train Attacker To Be Of Pakistani Origin

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6:11 pm 20 Jul, 2016


According to German authorities, the teenager who went on an axe rampage on a Bavarian train, might have been from Pakistan posing as an Afghan refugee.

The 17-year-old, was shot dead by the police following his train attack which had left 5 people critically injured.

 

Since his attack, the militant group Islamic State (IS) have released a video where the teen is speaking phrases of a dialect in Pashto, which is spoken in Pakistan and not Afghanistan.

 

A still from IS posted video. Reuters

A still from IS posted video. Reuters

Looking at this, experts now believe that the teen might have been from Pakistan and only posed to be from Afghanistan to gain entry into Germany.

Further experts have also pointed out that his accent is clearly Pakistani and added that a Pakistani document was found in his room.

They had also found a farewell letter in which he said:


‘World’s Muslims must defend themselves…Now pray for me that I can take revenge on non-believers, pray for me that I can get to heaven.”

In the IS video teen identified himself as “Mohammed Riyadh”, which does not match the name under which he registered in Germany.

 

A still from IS posted video. Reuters

A still from IS posted video. Reuters

Till now, the German authorities had denied the fact that the teen was linked with any Islamist network and said that he was “self-radicalised”.

They now are trying to determine his motive behind the act.

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