ISIS has claimed responsibility for a terror attack on a young couple in the German port city of Hamburg which claimed the life of a teenager.
The Muslim terrorist remains at large and his identity is unknown. The terror attack was largely unreported after it happened late in the evening of October 16 when a boy, 16, and his girlfriend, 15, were sitting down beneath the Kennedy Bridge in the city.
The girl managed to get out of the water and alert emergency services. But Victor died a short time later in a city clinic from multiple stab wounds.
On Saturday the ISIS news agency Amaq claimed responsibility for the murder. “A soldier of the Islamic State stabbed two individuals in Hamburg on the 16th of this month. He carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of coalition countries,” Amaq said in a statement.
This is the first lethal attack carried out by the terror group on German soil. An Afghan refugee who pledged allegiance to the terror group attacked people with an axe on a train in July and was killed by police but his victims survived.
And a suicide bomber a week later killed himself with a DIY bomb outside a cafe in Ansbach, injuring 19 people with no fatalities.
Hamburg police said they are looking for a man of “southern” appearance, estimated to be about 23 to 25 years old and about 1.80 to 1.90 meters tall. He has stubble and short, dark hair.
The authorities have not commented on the possible terrorist link.
All major regional and national media reported about the murder. But on the two public television channels ARD and ZDF put the lid on completely.
Neither of the news program “Tagesschau” or “Heute-Nachrichten”, the case has been mentioned with a single word. Neither of the taxpayer-funded companies’ websites, which “tagesschau.de” and “heute.de”, it is possible to find any information on the killing.
The silence has created major annoyance among many Germans and social media discussion about the cover-up.
It would then not be the first time that the state media in Germany refuses to name crime because of the victim and the perpetrator/terrorist Muslim and background.