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'Islamist' Fatally Shot After Knife Attack on German Policewoman

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FILE - In his July 15, 2008 file photo, Rafik Mohamad Yousef enters the dock at the Higher Regional Court in Stuttgart, Germany. German prosecutors said the known Islamic extremist was shot and killed by police after he attacked an officer with a knife in

FILE - In his July 15, 2008 file photo, Rafik Mohamad Yousef enters the dock at the Higher Regional Court in Stuttgart, Germany. German prosecutors said the known Islamic extremist was shot and killed by police after he attacked an officer with a knife in

German police have shot dead an Iraqi man who had wounded a policewoman with a knife, with prosecutors saying he was a suspected "Islamist."

Police were called Thursday after reports a man was acting aggressively toward other people in the Berlin district of Spandau. The man stabbed a female officer before another officer shot and killed him.

Media reports say the man was given a prison sentence by a court in Stuttgart in 2008 and that he belonged to a terrorist organization.

The man was free on bail, but he was ordered to wear an electronic tag, which he removed before the attack.

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