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2016 so far has been quite challenging for those who have had to deal with violence, with thousands having faced fatal results.

Last week, 84 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a truck plunged into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France. Last night, in Germany, a young Afghan man was shot dead by police after he attacked several people on board a train in southern Germany. With such inhumane acts occurring one after another, one cannot be too careful in the world these days.

The 17-year-old Afghan refugee, whose identity was not revealed by police, severely wounded four people in the train before he was shot dead by police. This is according to State Secretary for Bavarian Interior Ministry, Gerhard Eck. He also said it is too early to speculate about the motives of the attacker, but confirmed the young lad was living in a home for unaccompanied minors.

The attack comes just days after a Tunisian delivery man ploughed a 19-tonne truck into crowds of Bastille Day revelers in the southern French city of Nice, killing 84.

It is likely to deepen worries about so-called “lone wolf” attacks in Europe and could put political pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who welcomed hundreds of thousands of migrants to Germany over the past year.

Police spokesman Fabian Hench said four people had been severely wounded and a fourth slightly injured. Several others were treated for shock.

The attacker fled the train when it halted at a station on the outskirts of Wuerzburg. Police said the man had tried to attack special police when he was confronted and had been shot dead.

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