Three iraqi men are arrested in Germany on suspicion that they planned an attack with explosives.
It writes the Associated Press.
the Men were apprehended on Wednesday morning, when German police struck against properties in Dithmarschen, located south of the Danish border.
the Two men, 23-year-old, identified as Shahin and Hersh, suspected of preparing a bomb attack, while the third man, 36-year-old Rauf, allegedly had provided assistance.
- This shows that the threat from islamist terrorism remains high, says Holger Muench, who is head of the German federal.
It is not immediately clear when the three men came to Germany, but they all have refugee status.
Police officers brings on Wednesday they arrested the men at a federal court house in Karlsruhe. Photo: AFP
The three arrested are iraqi men with refugee status in Germany. Photo: AFP
According to the anklagermyndigheden they had arrested its intention to carry out a bomb attack. Photo: AFP
According to Frauke Koehler, spokesperson for the prosecutor's office, the men were not come far in their planning.
- We believe that Shahin and Hersh were determined to carry out the attack, says Koehler, and explains that there was not yet a concrete goal and time.
Koehler reports that the men are showing sympathy for the Islamic State, but there is no evidence that they are members of the terrorbevægelsen.
In december, downloaded the one of the men a manual on how to manufacture a bomb. At the same time rendered the men a test with 250 grams of gunpowder, which originated from nytårsfyrværkeri.
According to the charges, they tried also to acquire firearms. They got in touch with another iraqi man, who offered to sell a Russian Makarov 9mm pistol, but the price - 1200 euros - was apparently too high, and the deal was never implemented.
A possible attack was, according to the prosecutor is carried out by means of a vehicle, and one of the men had started to take driving lessons, writes the Associated Press.
In the 2015-2016 arrived over a million asylum-seekers to Germany, the majority arrived from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.