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Germany: 2 victims still in critical state after ax attack

  • Refugees, some of whom come from Syria, and their supporters demonstrate with posters written with 'we love peace' , right, and 'they aren't acting in my name' in downtown Wuerzburg, Germany, Wednesday July 20, 2016. They are responding to the attack by a suspected Afghan refugee who attacked and critically injured passengers with an axe and knife in a regional train near Wuerzburg, (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    Refugees, some of whom come from Syria, and their supporters demonstrate with posters written with 'we love peace' , right, and 'they aren't acting in my name' in downtown Wuerzburg,¬†Germany, Wednesday July 20, 2016. They are responding to the attack by a suspected Afghan refugee who attacked and critically injured passengers with an axe and knife in a regional train near Wuerzburg, (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Medical director of the University Hospital in Wuerzburg,  Georg Ertl,  speaks to the media about the health condition of  victims of an ax and knife attack by a refugee in Wuerzburg, Germany, Thursday July 21, 2016.   Two Hong Kong tourists remained in a critical condition, the hospital treating them said Thursday, three days after they were attacked by an Afghan refugee wielding an ax and a knife on a German commuter train. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.  ( Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    Medical director of the University Hospital in Wuerzburg, Georg Ertl, speaks to the media about the health condition of victims of an ax and knife attack by a refugee in Wuerzburg, Germany, Thursday July 21, 2016. Two Hong Kong tourists remained in a critical condition, the hospital treating them said Thursday, three days after they were attacked by an Afghan refugee wielding an ax and a knife on a German commuter train. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. ( Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Medical director of the University Hospital in Wuerzburg,  Georg Ertl,  speaks to the media about the health condition of  victims of an ax and knife attack by a refugee in Wuerzburg, Germany, Thursday July 21, 2016.   Two Hong Kong tourists remained in a critical condition, the hospital treating them said Thursday, three days after they were attacked by an Afghan refugee wielding an ax and a knife on a German commuter train. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.  ( Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    Medical director of the University Hospital in Wuerzburg, Georg Ertl, speaks to the media about the health condition of victims of an ax and knife attack by a refugee in Wuerzburg, Germany, Thursday July 21, 2016. Two Hong Kong tourists remained in a critical condition, the hospital treating them said Thursday, three days after they were attacked by an Afghan refugee wielding an ax and a knife on a German commuter train. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. ( Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A German hospital says two of the three victims it is treating for wounds inflicted during an ax-and-knife attack by an Afghan refugee are in a critical but stable condition.

The Wuerzburg university hospital said in a statement Thursday that a fourth victim, who is currently being treated at a hospital in Nuremberg, would be transferred to its hospital as well.

Four Hong Kong tourists were brutally attacked Monday night on a commuter train near Wuerzburg by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee. The attacker then wounded a woman walking her dog before he was shot and killed by police.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack and posted a video in which the teen waved a knife and referred to himself as a "soldier of the Islamic State."