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Germany: One person injured in axe and shooting attack in Cologne

Two possible perpetrators were later stopped by police. The motive for the attack is unknown, the newspaper reported.

By: Reuters | Berlin | Updated: August 15, 2016 5:19 pm
Police search for traces at the location of an incident in Cologne, Germany, Monday Aug. 15, 2016. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)

One person was wounded in an attack in Cologne city centre in the early hours of Monday, a police spokeswoman said, adding that there were no signs of a terrorist motive.

Local newspaper Express described it as a knife and gun attack. The police spokeswoman said she was awaiting clarification from the hospital the injured person was taken to before confirming what type of weapons were used.

She said police received emergency calls at 3.45 a.m. (0145 GMT) reporting that several people were involved in an argument and police found blood and broken panes of glass at the scene.

There has been a spate of indiscriminate attacks against civilians in Germany in recent weeks, two claimed by the Islamic State group, and a mass shooting in Munich initially seen as terrorism-related.

The spokeswoman said the number of people involved in the Cologne incident was unknown.

She said eyewitnesses had reported seeing two cars speeding away but declined to confirm, as Express reported, that two suspects were on the run.

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  1. I
    Aug 15, 2016 at 10:38 am
    Islam hates non Muslims, and you are part of such hate, kil yourself. Humanity can be releived
    1. M
      Aug 15, 2016 at 8:47 am
      we don't hate m*slems . but we are averse to the disgusting medieval , middle-eastern supersions, fantasies and fairy tales , AKA 1slam.
      1. R
        Aug 15, 2016 at 10:30 am
        Let Germany invite few million people of a peace-loving religion from Middle East which will give eternal peace to Germany as good as in present day Syria and Iraq.
        1. V
          Aug 15, 2016 at 7:02 am
          Motive must be 72 whories or goats
          1. R
            Aug 15, 2016 at 9:42 am
            Hahaha... Yes he is an Islamophobe. But you are an Islamophile and being an Islamophile is worse than being a paedophile.
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