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Police in Germany arrested three Iraqi citizens suspected of preparing an attack using explosives. This writes The Local.
Reportedly, the 23-year-old Sahin, F. and Hirsch F., and 36-year-old Rauf has been detained during the morning raids on January 30 in Meldorf in Schleswig-Holstein near the border with Denmark. All of them, according to preliminary information, the refugees. Was also conducted searches in the apartments of two other regions: the Federal States Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Baden-württemberg.
Attack the Iraqis were planning to do with the bombs, cars and weapons. At the same time, they’ve just started training, so that the target and the location has not been chosen.
Allegedly Sahin at the beginning of this year specifically went to the driving school, and studied online directory for the manufacture of bombs. He even tried to agree on sending fuse from Britain, but this plan is foiled by British law enforcement. In addition, together with Hirsch, he collected explosives from fireworks. Men were also asked Rauf to get them a gun, but was deemed too expensive an offer to buy a Makarov pistol.
It is reported that the plan had not been developed prior to the arrival of Iraqis in Germany in the fall of 2015. With assistance in planning the attack, they were supported by an unknown person using the Telegram messenger.
As later told by the interior Minister of Germany, Horst Seehofer, the Iraqis had already held several test explosions, Reuters reports. According to him, their intention to create an explosive device can be described as a “terrorist danger.” To establish whether the arrested connection with any terrorist group.
Earlier in January it was reported that in the Belgian city of Charleroi migrants from Syria was sentenced to five years in prison for preparing terrorist attacks.
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