German police arrest ten people suspected of plotting major attacks

Germany has been the scene of several militant attacks in recent years

Reuters March 30, 2019
German police officers. PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN: German police arrested 10 people in pre-dawn raids on Saturday on suspicion they were planning major attacks with stockpiled weapons and explosives, prosecution spokesperson said.

One of the 10 was confirmed as a Tajikistan national, but officials disclosed few other details about the suspects who were detained in the early hours in western and southern parts of the country.

Public broadcaster BR later reported that the 10 had been released but investigations were continuing.

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Prosecutors said the suspects were arrested for allegedly plotting a “serious, state-endangering crime”.

Germany has been the scene of several militant attacks in recent years, including a 2016 truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that left 12 people dead.

Authorities across Europe are also on high alert for attacks from right-wing extremists after last week’s New Zealand mosque attack that left 50 dead.

Austrian police are investigating links between the attacker and the far-right Identitarian Movement, which opposes Muslim immigration.


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