A police officer was stabbed during the fight against terrorism in Germany

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After being severely stabbed during an attack at an anti-Islamic gathering in Germany, a 29-year-old police officer passed away on Sunday.

On Friday, a guy brandishing a knife attacked and injured multiple individuals in Mannheim, a city located in southwest Germany.

The attack injured five participants in a rally sponsored by the anti-radical Islam advocacy group Pax Europa.
According to a statement from local police, the policeman was "stabbed several times in the area of the head" while attempting to interfere.

He had "emergency surgery and was put in an artificial coma" immediately after the attack, but according to authorities, he "died of his injuries" on Sunday.

After the "horrible attack," Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed his "deep sadness" over the police officer's passing.

Scholz stated on X, the previous Twitter, that "his commitment to the safety of all of us deserves the highest recognition."

The death of the police officer "moves me deeply and makes me angry about what is happening in our country," German daily Bild was told by Finance Minister Christian Lindner.

On Friday, Nancy Faeser, the interior minister, demanded a comprehensive inquiry into the attack's circumstances.
Since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict, Germany has been on high alert for potential extremist attacks. The head of domestic intelligence in the nation has warned that the possibility of such attacks is "real and higher than it has been for a long time."

Before the June 9 EU elections, the nation has also witnessed a wave of attacks on politicians at their places of employment or while they were campaigning.


The growing trend worries President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who stated last week that Germans "must never get used to violence in the battle of political opinions.

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