Terrorism in Germany

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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