Anti-terror raid in Germany
Around 500 police officers searched apartments in Kassel and three other cities on Tuesday morning. They suspect six Syrians have prepared a plot. Also, the goal should have already been determined, Hessischer Rundfunk eports.
In Kassel, Hanover, Essen and Leipzig police searched a total of eight apartments on Tuesday morning. The Attorney General Frankfurt investigates six Syrian nationals aged between 20 and 28 years. They should belong to the Islamic State (IS). The men were provisionally arrested, at least two of them in Kassel.
According to hr information stop planned on Christmas market
The accused are suspected, according to the message of the State formentation, to have prepared an attack with weapons or explosives. According to the findings of the investigators, the attack planning was not yet completed. As the hr learned from investigator circles, they should have planned an attack on the Essen Christmas market. Officially, the investigators did not want to confirm that on Tuesday.
Four of the men have been seeking asylum in Germany since September 2014, the other two since August and September 2015. The searches involved a total of 500 police officers, including the Hessian State Criminal Police Office.
Secured cell phones, laptops and documents
According to the prosecution, various storage media such as mobile phones and laptops as well as documents were secured. It is being investigated on suspicion of being a member of a foreign terrorist organization and preparing for a serious criminal offense.
According to information from the world , other refugees have put the investigators on the trail of the suspects. These witnesses stated that the men were IS fighters in Syria. The prosecution did not confirm that at first.