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German man rams auto into Syrian, Afghan pedestrians in suspected xenophobic attack

German man rams auto into Syrian, Afghan pedestrians in suspected xenophobic attack

Four people were injured in the western city of Bottrop and one person was injured in nearby Essen, while pedestrians managed to jump out of his path in two other attempted attacks in those cities, police said.

Police said the man, said to live in Essen, made racist comments after he was arrested.

At least five people celebrating the new year in a west German city were injured by a driver who tried to ram pedestrians with his auto in a series of apparently racist attacks.

The suspect then drove further into the city centre and into a group of pedestrians, including Syrian and Afghan nationals.

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"It was the clear intention of this man to kill foreigners", Herbert Reul, Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, told the media in German today.

They said there was also preliminary information that the man was mentally ill but he had no prior police record.

The attack occurred after midnight on New Year's Eve at a crowded plaza in Bottrop.

A little later, the driver attempted another attack in a town close to Essen, without managing to injure anyone.

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"Investigators suspect it was a deliberate attack that may be linked to the xenophobic views of the driver", the statement said. She said one of the four people injured remained in hospital.

The man fled on foot, but police found him shortly after in a park, according to The Japan Times.

On Dec. 19, 2016, a Tunisian man ploughed a truck into a busy Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people.

The driver targetted a group of Syrian and Afghan migrants in the attack shortly after midnight.

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Earlier the driver had steered his vehicle at another pedestrian, who escaped unharmed, Reul said.