German Police bust Six Syrian terrorists

FRANKFURT – German police on Tuesday reported that they have arrested six Syrian refugees for allegedly planning “terrorist acts” in the name of the Islamic State jihadist group.

This follows after the police swooped on residences in the cities of Hanover, Essen, Kassel and Leipzig, catching the suspects off-guard.

Spokesman for the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office, Christian Hartwig, says the suspects, aged between 20 and 28, are believed to be part of the foreign terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State.

In a statement, Hartwig says, “The accused are also suspected of preparing an attack on a public target in Germany using weapons or explosives.”

According to investigators, it seems the men have not yet finalised their attack plan from the time of their arrest, added Hartwig.

Although prosecutors have declined to give further details on the issue, the men will remain behind bars until they appear in court for further legal proceedings.

Following a truck rampage claimed by IS killed 12 people in Berlin last year, German security forces have been on high alert to counter any threats of Islamist attacks, concluded Hartwig.

 

AFP also reported that a 19-year-old Syrian man suspected of preparing an Islamist terror attack using “powerful explosives” was arrested last month.

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