Afghan citizens hold solidarity gathering for German police officer killed in knife attack

Afghan citizens held a gathering in Frankfurt, Germany, to express solidarity with the family of a police officer killed in a knife attack in Manhattan.

Dozens of Afghans attended the rally, condemning the attack carried out by an Afghan national during an anti-Islam protest. The attendees emphasized that the individual who committed the crime does not represent the Afghan nation.

The gathering also saw participants voicing support for German police policies on combating crime and terrorism.

The incident in question occurred last week when Sulaiman Atayi, an Afghan national, attacked a group of Islamophobes in Manhattan, resulting in the death of a police officer and injuries to several others.

The attack prompted strong criticism from German officials. The German Chancellor has vowed to deport asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Syria who are identified as offenders.