Official: Train attack may have been self-radicalized

BERLIN (AP) — A German top security official says a note found in the Afghan train attacker’s room indicates he may have been self-radicalized.

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters Tuesday that the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, who shouted “Allahu akbar” as he attacked people on a train Monday night in southern Germany had written notes in Pashtun that indicated he may have self-radicalized.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack which was posted on the group’s Aamaq news agency today.

Herrmann said people close to the attacker told investigators he had seemed like a calm, not overtly religious person.

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