German police closes down shopping center ‘concrete indications of attack’

Police have shut down a shopping center in the western German city of Essen, citing “reliable tip-offs” warning of an imminent terrorist attack, according to local media. “The current state of our investigation points to the threat being exclusively at the shopping center,” local police said in a statement. Germany has been on edge after … Read more

Dusseldorf train station attacked from a man with an axe

Several people have been injured in an axe attack at Dusseldorf’s main train station. A suspect has been arrested after the incident, which took place at about 9 pm on Thursday, a spokesman for the federal police said. The suspect — described only as a 36-year-old man from the former Yugoslavia living in the nearby … Read more

More Than 3,500 Attacks in Germany Last Year Reports state

An average of nearly 10 attacks a day was carried out on refugees in Germany last year, according to the country’s interior ministry. Attacks injured 560 people, including 43 children, and prompted accusations that the country’s hardened stance on the refugee issue was encouraging hate crimes. Out of the attacks, almost three quarters targeted refugees … Read more

One dead, two injured in car attack in Germany

A man drove into a crowd standing by a bakery in the southwestern German town of Heidelberg on Saturday, killing one man and injuring two other pedestrians, but a police spokesman said there were no signs that it was a terrorist attack. His rental car which had license plates registered to Hamburg smashed into crowds … Read more

Another attack prevented in Germany

Police on Wednesday arrested an asylum seeker from Tunisia on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-linked terrorist attack in Germany in a case that is drawing parallels with a deadly Christmas market attack. “According to evidence gathered so far, attack plans were still in an early phase and had not selected a specific target,” -said … Read more

2 men arrested in Germany after being suspected of plotting mall terrorism attack

Two men, Kosovo-born brothers aged 28 and 31, were detained in the early hours of Friday, Der Spiegel said. According to the news magazine, police believe they were planning an attack on a shopping center in Oberhausen. Police are now investigating whether other people could be involved in the suspected plot. During the raid, authorities had requested fire brigades and emergency … Read more

Germany offers 100,000 euros for information for Berlin Terror Suspect

Police scrambling to find the Tunisian man suspected of being the driver of the truck that drove into a Berlin Christmas market on Monday night have carried out raids overnight in the German capital and Dortmund. The suspect’s fingerprints were found on the driver’s side door of the Polish-registered truck, German public broadcasters NDR, WDR … Read more

9 killed and 50 more injured after attack in Berlin

A truck plowed through a Christmas market in Berlin, killing at least nine and injuring 50, in what police said was probably a deliberate attack. The truck on Monday rammed into the market outside the capital’s popular Christmas market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. At least 50 others were injured, Berlin police said. Photos and … Read more

12-year-old attempted to bomb Christmas market in Germany

The authorities are investigating whether a 12-year-old boy made a bomb and planted it at a traditional Christmas market in his hometown in southwestern Germany. Hubert Stroeber, a spokesman for the local prosecutor’s office, told Reuters that the boy, who is German but of Iraqi heritage, tried and failed to detonate a nail bomb at … Read more