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Germany: Teenager goes on trial accused of stabbing 'on ISIL's orders'


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Germany: Teenager goes on trial accused of stabbing 'on ISIL's orders'

The trial began on Thursday of a teenage German-Moroccan girl accused of stabbing a police officer at a train station in Hanover in February on the orders of so-called Islamic State.

Identified only as Safia S, the 16-year-old is charged with attempted murder and being an ISIL supporter. Prosecutors say that while in Istanbul en route to Syria, ISIL militants told her to carry out a “martyrdom attack” in Germany.

Her lawyer has argued that she lacked the capacity to know she was doing wrong.


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