Germany’s federal prosecutor’s workplace stated Thursday it had introduced fees of murder, attempted murder and grievous bodily hurt towards a Syrian citizen in connection with two “Islamist-motivated” knife attacks.
The suspect is accused of stabbing a person to loss of life in the town of Duisburg in April, and of a second assault a couple of days later in which 5 individuals at a gymnasium suffered knife wounds.
The man, recognized solely as Maan D. in line with German privacy rules, is a follower of the Islamic State group, the prosecutor’s assertion alleged. He was charged on Aug. 30, the assertion stated.
He is accused of first stabbing to loss of life a person he met by likelihood in the early hours of April 9 this 12 months in Duisburg’s previous metropolis.
He allegedly stabbed the victim at the least 28 occasions in the stomach, head and neck space with a knife. The sufferer died on the identical day.
On April 18, he allegedly went to a gymnasium in Duisburg to kill as most of the individuals he thought-about “infidels” as doable.
Prosecutors say he stabbed three studio guests in the locker room and bathe space, in some circumstances a number of occasions in the higher physique, inflicting life-threatening accidents. Subsequently, they are saying he inflicted two stab wounds to the thigh of a first-aider.
The suspect was detained on April 24 and has been in jail since then.
“Maan D. is a follower of the novel Islamist ideology of the foreign terrorist organization ‘Islamic State’” the prosecutor’s assertion alleges. “Based on this attitude, he decided to contribute to the worldwide jihad by killing alleged ‘infidels’ in Germany.”