German police conduct nationwide raids against Islamist group

German police conduct nationwide raids against Islamist group

German police launched dawn raids on mosques, apartments and offices in ten German states on Tuesday, and the government banned an organisation it accused of trying to recruit fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group, the interior ministry said. A spokeswoman for the ministry described the DWR ‘True Religion’ organisation as a mobilising network for […]

German police storm second flat in hunt for man planning bomb attack

German police storm second flat in hunt for man planning bomb attack

German police were on Sunday hunting a Syrian man suspected of plotting a jihadist bomb attack, placing his flatmate under arrest and raiding a contact’s home, after finding explosives in the fugitive’s apartment. Security was stepped up at airports, train stations and other critical infrastructure as it was unclear whether the chief suspect, Jaber Albakr, […]

German police hunt Syrian man over suspected bomb plot

German police hunt Syrian man over suspected bomb plot

German police were carrying out a huge manhunt Saturday for a 22-year-old Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack, after finding “highly explosive” materials in his apartment. Security has been boosted at Berlin’s two airports and at train stations in the capital. The suspect, Jaber Albakr, could have had “an Islamist motive”, police sources told […]