Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Germany: Man (29) wanted to drive into the crowd with a vehicle

An original translation by Gary Fouse with much thanks!

From this Dutch news site:

ISIS Attack on German Christmas market foiled
Updated 29 min ago
34 min ago in BUITENLAND
KARLSRUHE – The German police arrested a 29-year-old man on Wednesday who planned to attack the Christmas market in Karlsruhe with a vehicle. The man has ties with the Islamic State Islamic State (IS). That reported German media.
According to the German police, the man, Dasbar W., was considering driving a car or truck into people at the ice rink on the Karlsruher Schlossplatz. In order to achieve his goal, he applied several times for the position of driver at various delivery companies.
Propaganda videos
The suspect was arrested in Karlruhe by an arrest team. His home has been searched. What is found there is not clear. It is known that the man made propaganda videos for IS. He often shared these on various internet sites. He also distributed propaganda material in a chat group.
W. traveled to Iraq several times in 2015 and 2016. There he joined IS and was trained in the use of firearms. The man will be brought before the court on Thursday.
Increased supervision
The security check on Christmas markets in Germany has intensified after the bloody attack in December last year at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing twelve people.

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