Amsterdam attacker who stabbed 2 Americans had ‘terrorist motive’

The man suspected in the Amsterdam Central Railway Station stabbing that injured two Americans on Friday had a “terrorist motive,” local authorities now admit, citing the suspect’s own statement to police.

“The victims were not chosen deliberately or with a clear reason,” Amsterdam authorities said, as quoted by AP. “The investigation is still underway, and all scenarios remain open for the investigation team.”

The stabbings took place at Amsterdam’s busy Central Station on Friday afternoon. The two victims were identified as being American.

Both victims have serious but not life-threatening injuries, and are expected to fully recover. “We wish them a speedy recovery and are working closely with the City of Amsterdam to provide assistance to them and their families,” Hoekstra said.

The suspected attacker was shot and wounded by police. It is understood that the suspect, who was later identified as an Afghan citizen with a German residency permit, did not know the two victims.

Amsterdam police spokesman Frans Zuiderhoek earlier told AFP that the investigation was “seriously taking into account that there was a terrorist motive.’

The admission about a terrorist motive was promptly reported by RT, but most of the ‘mainstream’ English-language media has kept quiet about this fact.

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