Three gunmen armed with longarms attacked a large shopping mall in Munich, Germany, killing six and wounding a number of others. Online videos show people at the mall panicking and running away in large numbers. The three gunmen are on the loose. There are unconfirmed reports of other shootings in the city. The German government is calling the attack “terrorism.” ISIS supporters are celebrating the attack online. It appears to be a radical Islamist global jihad attack possibly supported and planned by ISIS.
Another attack occurred in Munich in May when one person was killed and others were wounded as a man on a train attacked passengers with a knife in a lone wolf jihad attack.
Two days ago, a 17 year old Afghan refugee attacked passengers on a train with an ax, killing one and wounding others. A paper praising ISIS was found in his wound. ISIS claimed the attack as done by one of its fighters, but this was probably just another lone wolf attack similar to the one in Nice that killed 84 people and wounded many more. ISIS is not in control of any of these attacks and knows nothing about them until they start. These are all just lone wolves who are carrying out attacks on their own inspired by ISIS’ call on Muslims worldwide to carry out jihad attacks on infidels.
However, most of these attacks with more than one attacker are obviously not lone wolf attacks and seem to be done by larger organizations or cells. Most multiple gunmen attacks seem to have been planned by ISIS or one of its subsections. This includes the attacks in Belgium, Paris, Dhaka and Istanbul.