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A man has admitted buying explosive equipment and inciting a terror attack in Germany

A man has admitted buying explosive equipment and inciting a terror attack in Germany

A man has admitted buying explosive equipment and inciting a terror attack in Germany

A man has admitted buying explosive equipment and inciting a terror attack in Germany.

Fatah Mohammed Abdullah purchased more than 8,000 matches, explosive pre-cursors, fireworks, fuses and a remote control detonator with the intention of assisting Omar Babek and Ahmed Hussein to commit acts of terrorism in Germany, a hearing over video-link at Liverpool Crown Court heard yesterday.

Abdullah (35), of Arthur's Hill in Newcastle upon Tyne, pleaded guilty to inciting terrorism overseas and engaging in conduct in preparation for giving effect to an intention to assist others to commit terrorist acts.

According to the charges, between April 9 2018 and December 11 2018, he incited others to commit terror attacks in Germany, including driving a car into a crowd, attacking people with a meat cleaver, and causing an explosion.

He also searched for guides on explosives and tested a remote detonation system, the court heard. The court was told psychiatric reports would be prepared on Abdullah.

Belfast Telegraph