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A truck has ploughed into several cars in the centre of the German city of Limburg injuring at least 17 people.

The truck was reportedly stolen earlier from a local train station, after the assailant forcefully dragged the driver from the vehicle, according to Frankfurter Neue Presse (FNP).
Soon after, the truck slammed into several cars waiting at a stop light near the main railway station of Limburg in Hesse state, “crushing them together”.

TheFNPreports the driver spoke Arabic and used the word “Allah” in his speech.

One person sustained heavy injuries and is in critical condition, according to the report.

The attack left at least eight vehicles damaged, with some people jammed inside their cars due to sheer force of the impact, police said.

The driver was also slightly injured and has been detained.

Police would not rule out terror as a motive for the attack.
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An attack on motorists in the western town of Limburg is being investigated as terrorism, security sources have told German media.

On Monday, a man hijacked a lorry and ploughed into eight vehicles waiting at a traffic light, injuring eight people. Seven were treated in hospital.

A thirty-two year-old suspect has been arrested.

Originally from Syria, the man has been living in Germany since 2015, local reports say.

Public broadcaster ZDF quoted sources as saying the incident was being treated by investigators as having a "terrorist background", although Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday he could not yet say how the incident was being classified.

Police searched a flat in Langen, south of Frankfurt, early on Tuesday and said it was linked to what had happened in Limburg, local reports said. Security sources told the DPA news agency the suspect had been known to the police for drug offences and grievous bodily harm.

Prosecutors are also investigating whether the attacker had any mental health concerns.

The suspect will appear before a judge on Tuesday, reports the Frankfurter Neue Presse (FNP) newspaper.
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Another witness, Bettina Yeisley, described talking to the hijacker afterwards without realising he had driven the lorry.


"I spoke to him. He was bleeding from his nose, his hands were bloody and his trousers torn. He said 'my whole body hurts.' I asked his name and he told me his name was Mohammed," she told the newspaper. Other German reports gave his name as Omar.

Marius Hahn, the mayor of Limburg, said his thoughts were with the injured and their families.
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