Afghan teen suspected of fatally stabbing German girl: Prosecutor

The confrontation took place in a grocery store. The reason for the argument was not revealed. Photograph:( Others )

AFP Afghanistan Dec 28, 2017, 03.52 AM (IST)

A 15-year-old Afghan boy has been arrested suspected of fatally stabbing a German girl of the same age during an argument on Wednesday, the prosecutor in Landau in southwest Germany said, ruling out a terrorist motive.

The confrontation took place in a grocery store and the Afghan teen was arrested following descriptions given by passers-by to police. 

It was not known whether the suspect was a refugee.

The German teenager died later Wednesday afternoon in hospital from her wounds.

The girl had entered the store with a companion, who was not the suspect, the prosecutor said in a statement.

The reason for the argument was not revealed.