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LDuring the stabbing assault focusing on an anti-Islam rally in Mannheim, a metropolis in southwest Germany, on Friday 31, a police officer was stabbed within the head. He died from his accidents, town's prosecutor's workplace introduced on June 2. Aged 29, the police officer, who had been stabbed within the head, “was operated on urgently several times and plunged into an artificial coma, but ended up succumbing”, indicated the prosecution and the police of this metropolis of southwest of Germany, in a joint press launch.

“We mourn our colleague – he gave his life to protect others! », Reacted on X, formerly Twitter, the Mannheim police.

An Islamist motive?

The attacker, a 25-year-old man born in Afghanistan and living in the country since 2014, was shot and injured during the intervention of the police and has not yet been able to be questioned. According to investigators, it is still too early to determine with certainty his motivations.

This attack, described as an “attack” by Chancellor Olaf Scholz and carried out by a 25-year-old man born in Afghanistan and residing within the nation since 2014, left 5 different individuals injured. The German authorities has raised the opportunity of an Islamist motivation for this act. “If the investigation reveals an Islamist motive, it will be further confirmation of the great danger posed by Islamist acts of violence, against which we have warned,” declared German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser, referring to a “terrible crime”.

READ ALSO Germany: what we all know in regards to the knife assault in MannheimThe Minister of Finance, Christian Lindner, one of many heavyweights of the coalition authorities as chief of the liberal FDP social gathering, instantly blamed “Islamist terrorism” on Sunday, on his X account. “The death of the young policeman me affects a lot and what is happening in our country makes me angry,” he added. “We must put an end to misplaced tolerance,” he added. The authorities have indicated in current months that they’ve foiled a number of plans for alleged assaults fomented by this motion.

In the photographs of the assault, we will see the attacker, armed with a dagger, first assault a number of members of the Pax Europa Citizen Movement (BPE), which intends to denounce political Islam in Germany and was making ready to prepare a public assembly. Among these injured was some of the outstanding figures on this group, Michael Stürzenberger, recognized for years as an anti-Islam activist in Germany and near the far proper.