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  • Germany: 14-year-old girl killed in knife attack
  • 13-year-old injured in attack while en route to school
  • 27-yr-old man of Eritrean origin held by police

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Germany: teen girl stabbed to death, another injured; 27-yr-old Eritrean-origin man arrested

A 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death, while a 13-year-old was injured in a knife attack while they were going to school.

In a crime which has shocked Germany, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death, while a 13-year-old was injured in a knife attack while they were going to school on 5 December 2022.

Subsequently, police arrested a 27-year-old man from a refugee shelter near the site of the attack.

The accused is of Eritrean origin, and had a knife when he was arrested. He also sported some injuries. Two other men were also detained.

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Police are trying to find out if the accused and the girls knew each other.

Germany's top security official expressed shock at the attack. "I grieve with the girl who was killed and hope fervently that the injured recovers her health," Interior Minister Nanct Faeser said on Twitter. "My thoughts are with their families at this time."

In their statement, police urged people to refrain from stoking suspicion against refugees, asylum-seekers and other foreigners.

(With PTI inputs)

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