The attacker was shot dead by police as he fled (Image credit:EPA)

German train attack: Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room'

A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say.

The 17-year-old man injured four people from Hong Kong, two critically, in the attack in Wuerzburg on Monday evening. He was shot dead by police as he fled.

He had reportedly shouted Allahu akbar" ("God is great").

The attack comes days after a deadly IS-claimed attack in Nice in France.

Joachim Herrmann, the interior minister of the state of Bavaria, told German TV the flag had been found among the teenager's belongings in his room...Read more...