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German police shoot Afghan man after he kills compatriot and attacks soccer fans

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
German police secure the main train station in Munich, Germany, January 1, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

German police announced on Saturday that they had shot and killed an Afghan citizen in western Berlin.

Police stated that this 27-year-old Afghan citizen first attacked his 23-year-old compatriot with a “knife-like object” on Friday afternoon in Wolmirstedt, a small town about 130 kilometers west of Berlin. The victim later succumbed to his injuries.

according to the police, the incident occured at the opening match of the Euro 2024 football tournment in eastern Germany, injuring three poeple.

The attacker then targeted a group of people watching the Germany vs. Scotland football match in the yard of a private house, injuring three German men, two of whom are in critical condition, according to police.

The assailant, still armed with the knife-like object, also attacked the officers who were dispatched to the scene. He was shot by two police officers and died shortly after being transferred to the hospital.

Football matches are being held in cities across Germany and will continue until July 14.

In recent weeks, several reports have emerged regarding attacks by Afghan citizens residing in Germany.

Last week, German police announced the arrest of a 19-year-old Afghan youth accused of stabbing a 41-year-old German woman in Frankfurt.

Additionally, on Sunday, June 2, Suleiman Atai, a 25-year-old Afghan, attacked an anti-Islam rally in Mannheim, killing a police officer and injuring five civilians.

These incidents highlight a growing concern about increased attacks by refugees in Germany recently.

Authorities are urging for increased vigilance and measures to prevent further violence in the country.

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