Victims of Friday’s knife attack in Amsterdam were Americans; perp is Afghan migrant

Victims of Friday’s knife attack in Amsterdam were Americans; perp is Afghan migrant
Amsterdam Central Train Station. AFP video

[Ed. – Dutch authorities think it might have something to do with terrorism.]

The U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands reports that the two victims of yesterday’s stabbing at the Amsterdam Central Train Station by an Afghani man were Americans. …

The stabbing happened around noon Friday. The suspect, a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit, was shot by police at the scene and taken into custody. …

Among the motives being investigated is that the stabbing was in response to a call on Thursday by the Taliban to take action against the Netherlands in order to retaliate against a planned Muhammad cartoon contest inside the Dutch Parliament sponsored by controversial political leader Geert Wilders.

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