14-Year-Old Girl Killed, 13-Year-Old Injured in Suspected Asylum Seeker Attack in Southern Germany

1: a 14-year-old girl has died and a 13-year-old has been seriously injured after they were attacked by a 27-year-old man with a knife while walking to school in illerkirchberg, germany. german police have arrested the suspect, an asylum seeker from eritrea, and two other men were also detained in connection with the attack.

2: the attack occurred on tuesday morning in illerkirchberg, a small town with a population of less than 5,000 according to the 2015 census. mayor markus haeussler said everyone in the town was in shock. germany’s interior minister nancy faeser said the “terrible news” had shaken her.

3: the suspect was found with a knife that police suspect was used in the attack. the 13-year-old girl is recovering from her injuries, which are not life threatening. police have urged the public not to use the incident to stoke suspicion of foreigners or asylum seekers. the motive for the attack is still unknown.


By Evey Lovelace

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