>> Is this the scene of an Islamic State attack or the violent acts of a self-radicalized youth? A 17 year old Afghan boy setting upon the passenger's of this train, with an ax and a knife in Southern Germany on Monday night. Injuring four people from Hong Kong, two of them critically, as well as a German woman.
Witnesses said, he shouted
before fleeing when the emergency brakes stopped the train. Police tracking him down, and shooting him dead, when he tried to attack them. A hand drawn Islamic State flag, later found in his room, the group has claimed him as one of theirs, using it's Aamaq News Agency to show a video of the youth brandishing a knife.
German officials say they haven't confirmed militant links to the boy who had been in Germany for about two years. Reuters Europe correspondent Noah Barkin is watching events from Berlin.>> Authorities are also causing against the general suspicion towards refugees in the wake of this attack. As you know, over million migrants came into Germany over the past year and so, there is a concern that if the population turns against these people, that that could create a very difficult domestic situation.
>> This comes less than a week after a truck attack in Nice killed 84 people. No major Islamist militant attacks have struck Germany in recent years, but security officials say they have thwarted many plots.