Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 4 October 2015

Germany braced for terror attacks

Published 10/08/2008

Islamic extremists may be plotting attacks in Germany, according to the head of the country's federal crime office.

The security chief believes that some 50 aspiring militants from Germany have been trained in camps run by al Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In interviews with the German media, Joerg Ziercke, head of Germany's FBI equivalent, said a small number of the newly trained militants had already returned to Germany and are among some 100 suspected extremists under investigation.

``In light of statements from al Qaida we are certain that a decision has been made to conduct attacks in Germany,'' Mr Ziercke was quoted as saying in the interview.

Mr Ziercke said the camps also share connections to an Islamic Jihad Union cell - with links to al Qaida - accused of plotting to attack US and other facilities in Germany last September.

From the web

Sponsored Videos

Your Comments

Comments posted this week will only be visible until Saturday Oct 3 and will not be available to view after that date. This is due to essential upgrade work on our content management system and we apologise for any inconvenience.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph