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Thursday, July 21, 2016, 18:01

Germany: 2 victims still in critical state after ax attack

By Associated Press

Germany: 2 victims still in critical state after ax attack
Kenneth Tong of the Hong Kong Immigration Center (2nd left) talks to media people about the status of Hong Kong residents who were injured in an attack in front of the university hospital, in Wuerzburg, Germany , July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

BERLIN — A German hospital says two of the three victims it is treating for wounds inflicted during an ax-and-knife attack by an Afghan refugee are in a critical but stable condition.

The Wuerzburg university hospital said in a statement Thursday that a fourth victim, who is currently being treated at a hospital in Nuremberg, would be transferred to its hospital as well.

Four Hong Kong tourists were brutally attacked Monday night on a commuter train near Wuerzburg by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee. The attacker then wounded a woman walking her dog before he was shot and killed by police.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack and posted a video in which the teen waved a knife and referred to himself as a "soldier of the Islamic State."

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