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Chancellor Angela Merkel's Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday evening in response to the Würzburg axe attack that refugees are no more likely than anyone else to commit terrorist atrocities.

All the evidence from the last 12 months shows that the danger of terrorism posed by refugees "is not larger or smaller than that in the rest of the population", Altmaier told broadcaster ZDF.

The chief of staff was making the comment after a 17-year-old who had arrived in Germany in 2015 claiming to have fled from Afghanistan, attacked passengers with an axe on a train near Würzburg, seriously injuring four people.


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