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Man attacks passengers on train in Germany, 10 to 15 hurt

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A man attacked passengers on a train in Germany Monday using bladed weapons, causing between 10 and 15 injuries, and was later shot dead by a SWAT-style team, police said.

The incident happened on a train in Heidingsfeld, near Würzburg, police said. The weapons was described as an ax and a knife, and some of the injuries are life-threatening, police said.

Officers shot and killed the attacker as he fled the scene, police said.

Police said it is too early to determine a motive or whether the incident might be terrorism related.

The attack on the train comes days after a driver rammed a truck into a crowd in Nice, France, at the end of a Bastille Day fireworks show, killing 84 people. Authorities in France have called that attack an act of terrorism.

In Germany in May, a man armed with a knife killed one person and injured three others in a dawn attack on a train station near Munich. The attacker in that case was arrested.

Würzburg is a city in northwest Bavaria, about 74 miles east of Frankfurt

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