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Teen Attacks Passengers on Train in Germany

Officers shot and killed the attacker as he fled the scene

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    Ambulance workers at the scene of an axe attack in Bavaria, Germany, on Monday, July 18, 2016.

    An Afghan teen attacked passengers on a train in Germany Monday using bladed weapons, severely injuring at least three people, and was later shot dead by a SWAT-style team, authorities said.

    The incident happened on a train in Heidingsfeld, near Würzburg, police said. The weapons were described as an ax and a knife, NBC News reported.

    Officers shot and killed the attacker, police said.

    The attacker was a 17-year-old Afghan man, Bavaria's interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, said in an interview on German public television ARD. Herrmann said the police team shot the attacker after he exited the train and charged them.

    Police said it is too early to determine a motive or whether the incident might be terrorism related.

    The attack on the train comes days after a driver rammed a truck into a crowd in Nice, France, at the end of a Bastille Day fireworks show, killing 84 people. Authorities in France have called that attack an act of terrorism.