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Axeman arrested after German school attack

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Axeman arrested after German school attack


Ten people have been hurt, three of them seriously, in a school attack in southern Germany. Police said petrol bombs were thrown at the school. A 19-year-old man carrying an axe was shot in the stomach and arrested.

The incident happened in the Bavarian town of Ansbach. All the pupils and teachers were quickly evacuated as police sealed off the area. The wounded included school children and staff. They were taken by helicopter to hospital but their injuries are not said to be life-threatening. It’s thought the attacker may also have had a gun as the most seriously-injured victim has bullet wounds.

This is the latest in a string of school attacks in Germany: last March 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer killed 15 people at his school in the southwestern town of Winnenden before turning the gun on himself.

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