At a police large-scale operation has taken a number of terrorist suspects. Investigators examine possible Links to the IS. The Suspects are expected to have prepared a severe state-endangering Offense.
The police have detained several suspected Islamist terror suspects. Apparently, it is a group of about ten people. Due to preparation of severe state-endangering Offence, will be determined, a spokesman for the General Prosecutor's office in Düsseldorf said. Conjectures that "weapons and explosives had been" accumulated, would have led to the search, the spokesman said.No references to specific objectives
so Far, however, there is no evidence of concrete objectives or concrete fact, said the speaker of the General Prosecutor's office. The police are investigating, therefore, possible Links to the terrorist militia "Islamic state". "We suspect that it is a splinter group of the IS or sympathisers," he said.
There have been searches in Essen, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal, Mönchengladbach, Duisburg, as well as in baden-württemberg, Ulm. The action had begun on Friday morning and Saturday morning took. "You have to watch if the was found, what was looking for," said the spokesperson.
According to SWR information obtained from the searches of the apartments is no evidence for an acute attack planning.More info to be announced
The Suspects are, according to the WDR, in the meantime, again on free foot. The have communicated to the competent General Prosecutor's office in Düsseldorf. In the course of the day, there should be more information.
a number of alleged terror suspects arrested
Holger Schmidt, SWR
30.03.2019 11:45 PM
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