Islamic State claims responsibility for Germany train attack
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BERLIN (AP) -
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a train in Germany that injured at least four people.
The claim was posted on the group's Aamaq news agency.
It came just hours after a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker attacked passengers with an ax and knife on a train near Wuerzburg-Heidingsfeld Monday night, before he was shot and killed by a special police unit.
The statement says the attacker was "a member of the Islamic State" group and carried out the attack in response to the militant group's calls to attack countries that are members of the anti-IS coalition.
A senior Germany security official says a hand-painted flag of the IS group was found in the attacker's room.
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