February 4, 2016
No one ever could have predicted that Moslems would do terrorism.
Several men said to be linked to the “Islamic State” militant group have been arrested at the start of Carnival. Police have increased security in the wake of the Paris attacks and sexual assaults committed in Cologne.
German police on Thursday arrested two Algerian men with possible links to the “Islamic State” militant group during raids in the capital Berlin, Hanover and Attendorn in the North Rhine-Westphalia state.
Police are searching for two other men after being tipped off by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency.
The main suspect, a 35-year-old Algerian man, attended a training camp in Syria and was found in possession of material linking him to the “Islamic State,” according to Berlin police.
The group of men is suspected of planning a “serious act threatening the security of the state,” police said in a statement.
The two men who were arrested were living in refugee shelters, Berlin police spokesman Stefan Redlich told news channel N24.
“The refugee shelters where the suspects lived were searched,” Redlich noted.
Authorities also confiscated mobile phones, computers and recordings. The group was expected to meet in Berlin to hash out plans for a terrorist attack on German soil, although police confirmed they did not know if they were close to fulfilling their ambitions.
Carnival should be great fun, ladies.
Hope you’re all ready for a bit of the old ficki ficki.
— Dana Regev (@Dana_Regev) February 4, 2016