Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Germany: 3 Iraqi refugees suspected of planning terror attack arrested.

(Schleswig-Holstein) After a month long investigation, German police have arrested 3 Iraqi asylum seekers who they say were plotting to carrying out a terrorist attack inside Germany. Apparently at the end of 2018 Two Iraqi refuges Shahin F. and Hersh F. decided to "carry out an Islamist motivated attack in Germany, which saw  Shahin F.  begin taking driving lessons at the beginning of January for the sole purpose of carrying out a vehicle ramming attack.

Investigators are stating that 23-year-olds, Shahin F. and Hersh F, downloaded bomb-making instructions from the internet and tried to purchase a detonation device from the United Kingdom. Thankfully British authorities were able to halt the shipment of the detonation device to Germany. They also considered buying a 9mm handgun with the help of 36-year-old Rauf S., who negotiated with a separately prosecuted man to procure the weapon. However, Shahin F. and Hersh F. found the handgun too expensive and started considering a vehicle attack instead.

Police press release translated via google (Click to enlarge)