Germany police a 14-year-old girl has died and another
MOTIVE UNCLEAR: A 14-year-old girl has died and another, aged 13, has been seriously injured after they were attacked by a man with a knife while walking to school in southern Germany. Image Credit: Twitter

Berlin: One of the two teenage girls attacked by an unidentified man on their way to school in southern Germany on Monday morning has died, local media confirmed. She was 14.

The incident took place in Illerkirchberg, a town of about 4,700 people in Baden-Wurttemberg.

The girls were seriously injured and were taken to hospital, the DPA report said, citing police, Xinhua news agency reported.

The citizens of Illerkirchberg were "shocked", mayor Markus Haeussler told the BILD newspaper. "We are all deeply affected and mourn with the family".

After the attack, the suspect reportedly fled to a neighbouring apartment building, where police arrested three men. "We suspect one of them is the perpetrator," police said.

The attack did not affect a nearby elementary school, nor pose further danger to the population, police said, refuting rumors of an "amok alert" at the school.

Police did not reveal details on the suspect or the other two people in custody. The motive of the attacker was unclear.