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One killed, three injured in stabbing attack in Germany

Police gather at the scene of a knife attack in the town of Grafing east of Munich, May 10, 2016.

A man has been killed and three others have suffered life-threatening injuries in a stabbing attack against passengers at a train station in southern Germany.

The man, apparently a Takfiri supporter, stabbed indiscriminately with a knife in the town of Grafing east of Munich around 0300 GMT on Tuesday. 

German media said police have arrested the assailant, described as a 27-year-old man, who was taken away for interrogation.

Prosecutors said the suspect apparently had "a political motivation." He was not known to the police who are now working to identify him.

"The assailant made remarks at the scene of the crime that indicate a political motivation," apparently a Takfiri motive, said a prosecutor's spokesman. "We are still determining what the exact remarks were."

He added that one man has died of the wounds sustained in the attack.

Eyewitnesses said the man stabbed indiscriminately and also attacked a newspaper delivery stand. 

Rescue helicopters and ambulances rushed to the scene and passengers were forced to enter through a side entrance. 

The incident comes after horrific terror attacks in Brussels left 35 people dead in March.

Daesh, which is mainly active in Syria and Iraq, claimed responsibility for the Brussels attacks.

The terrorist attacks came as many European countries — eager to see the fall of the Syrian government — initially turned a blind eye to the flow of their citizens to the Middle East to join Takfiri terrorist groups there.

The European governments ignored warnings that the militants would return someday and hit targets at home.

Some 30,000 militants from over 100 countries have reportedly traveled to Syria and Iraq since 2011 to join the ranks of Takfiri terrorist groups there.

In February, the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency Europol said up to 5,000 trained members of Daesh were at large in Europe.

Daesh Takfirism is largely influenced by Wahhabism, the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia and freely preached by Saudi scholars.

Washington and its regional allies, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, have been backing the militants fighting against the Syrian government and people since 2011, when the Syrian conflict started.

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