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Amsterdam stabbing: Afghan suspect 'had terrorist motive'

September 1, 2018 4:13 pm

An Afghan man accused of injuring two people in a stabbing at Amsterdam’s central railway station on Friday had a terrorist motive, officials say.

The man, who has been named in Dutch media as Jawed S, was shot and wounded by police during the incident.

Earlier the US ambassador said the two victims were American tourists.

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“We are aware that both victims were US citizens and have been in touch with them and their families,” Pete Hoekstra said in a statement on Saturday.

The authorities said: “Following an initial statement it has emerged the man had a terrorist motive.”

German police have conducted a search of the suspect’s home in Germany.

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