Afghan national attacks compatriot before being shot by German police

BERLIN — A 27-year-old Afghan man was shot and killed by German police after he fatally attacked a compatriot and wounded three others in the town of Wolmirstedt, about 80 miles west of Berlin, German media reported.

The incident occurred on Friday evening as a group of people were watching the televised opening game of the Euro 2024 soccer tournament. According to police, the attacker first assaulted a 23-year-old Afghan man with a “knife-like object.” The victim later died from his injuries.

The assailant then attacked a group of people watching the football match between Germany and Scotland in the yard of a private house, injuring three German men, two of them seriously.

When police arrived at the scene, the attacker attempted to use the same weapon against the officers. He was subsequently shot by two officers and later died in a hospital.

Authorities have stated that the motive for the attacks remains unclear. Germany is hosting the Euro 2024 tournament in various cities through July 14.