German police make arrests across country in counterterrorism raids

Thank you for your reading and interest in the news German police make arrests across country in counterterrorism raids and now with details

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Those held are thought to have been Chechen militants plotting a terrorist attack

Jan 14, 2020

January 14, 2020


facebook shares

German police detained suspected Chechen militants in countrywide raids on Tuesday amid fears they were planning an attack.

The operation, which involved about 180 officers, recovered knives, hard drives and cash.

Those detained are aged between 23 and 28.

They are “suspected of having scouted locations” for a terrorist attack, police said in a statement.

Suspicions were raised by pictures found on the mobile phone of one suspect during a routine police check, they said.

“Based on the current information, there was not yet any concrete danger of an attack,” police said.

“On suspicion of planning a serious violent act endangering the state, search warrants are being executed in Berlin, Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia,” said the Berlin attorney general’s offce.

Authorities have thwarted at least nine plots to stage attacks in Germany since December 2016, when a Tunisian migrant attacked a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people.

Germany’s security services estimate about 11,000 radicalised Islamist extremists are in the country, of whom about 680 are deemed particularly dangerous and capable of using violence.

The figure has increased fivefold since 2013, AFP reported.

About 150 of these people have been detained, for various offences.

Updated: January 14, 2020 03:41 PM

These were the details of the news German police make arrests across country in counterterrorism raids for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV North Korea issues shoot-to-kill orders to prevent virus, says US
NEXT Hamas in Gaza 'strikes deal to reduce violence'