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Attacks on German Railways : Austria's government speaks of a terrorist cell

After the arrest of a terror suspect Iraqi man, she in Vienna have been taken according to the Austrian interior Minister, Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) two more Suspects

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Attacks on German Railways : Austria's government speaks of a terrorist cell

After the arrest of a terror suspect Iraqi man, she in Vienna have been taken according to the Austrian interior Minister, Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) two more Suspects. "Just yesterday, two other suspected terrorists, which the Iraqis has formed a joint cell, arrested in Prague, in the Czech Republic," said Kickl on Thursday in a speech before the Parliament.

The 42-year-old Iraqi is suspected, the end of 2018, two attacks on railway lines in Bavaria and Berlin to have committed. He wants to have acted according to previous statements alone.

A spokeswoman for the Czech police confirmed the arrests on Thursday at the request of the German press Agency. The two foreign nationals were arrested on Wednesday shortly after landing at the Prague airport on the basis of a European arrest warrant. This had been issued by the Austrian office for the protection of the Constitution and the fight against terrorism. On the extradition of the Suspects to Austria must now decide the justice.

The regional court of Vienna wanted to find in the course of Thursday on the imposition of the detention on remand against the Iraqis. The same is true for his also arrested a woman, said a spokeswoman for the court. The 42-Year-old is accused of, among other things, attempted murder.

media reports about the alleged motives not commented the spokesperson. The "Kronen Zeitung", according to the Iraqi Ex has given military, to have revenge on the West, and especially Germany acted. He had been injured in a military operation on the Iraqi-Turkish border by a bomb. The attacks were part of a personal campaign, but not an act of a terrorist network.

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With the attacks on the ICE-track across the rail span steel should hurry trains to Derail routes in Bavaria and Berlin. No one was hurt. The Iraqis, of the living as a recognized refugee since 2012 in Austria, threatened with a life imprisonment. (dpa)

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