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Islamic terror suspected after Syrian migrant stabs 55-year-old German to death in Dresden

In Germany, the Syrian does not have official refugee status but was “tolerated” by the authorities even though he had a criminal record.

German anti-terrorism prosecutors are now investigating the case of a 20-year-old Syrian who stabbed a 55-year-old tourist from North Rhine-Westphalia to death in Dresden on the evening of Oct. 4. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday of this week after a weeks-long police manhunt. 

Prosecutors from the Karlsruhe officer responsible for terrorism cases believe the attacker is a supporter Islamic State and are treating the stabbing as a terrorist attack. 

The attacker also seriously injured the 53-year-old companion of the murdered man. The incident happened near the Kulturpalast in Dresden, the capital of Saxony.

The Syrian, named Abdullah, was arrested on Tuesday, Le Parisien reported. He has been radicalized after he arrived in Germany in 2015, at the height of the migration wave from Syria. 



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