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Police have arrested a man after several children were injured in an attack at a German school.

The 19-year-old former pupil at the Carolinum secondary school in Ansbach, Bavaria, was overpowered by police after the attack, officials said.

Various reports - unconfirmed so far - said the man was armed with petrol bombs and an axe.

Ten pupils and teachers were reportedly wounded, but none of the injuries was thought to be life threatening.

Police are currently searching the school near Nuremberg, which has some 600 pupils and was evacuated after the incident.

GERMAN SCHOOL ATTACKS
2009: Tim Kretschmer, 17, kills 15 people at his former school in Winnenden, south-west Germany, before killing himself.
2006: A former pupil injures 11 students at a school in western town of Emsdetten before turning the gun on himself.
2002: A former pupil kills 17 people in his school in the eastern city of Erfurt, then kills himself.

"The attacker has been arrested, is injured and is on the way to hospital," Peter Grimm, a spokesman for Nuremberg police, told German rolling news channel N24.

In March, 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer opened fire on pupils and teachers at his former school in Winnenden, south-west Germany, killing 15.

Germany suffered its worst-ever school-shooting in 2002 when a former pupil at a school in the eastern city of Erfurt killed 14 teachers, two pupils and a police officer.



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