German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of terror plot

Suspects aged between 20 and 42 detained after police raids in Frankfurt region. Ten people have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack using a car and guns with the aim of killing as many people as possible. Several of the suspects, aged 20 to 42, were German citizens, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office said, without naming the other nationalities. “They are believed to have agreed to carry out an…

Austria police arrest IS plot suspect in Vienna raid

27 March 2019 Special forces have arrested an alleged Islamic State (IS) group supporter in the Austrian capital Vienna, who is believed to have tried to derail trains in neighbouring Germany. The 42-year-old Iraqi national is thought to have twice put obstacles on rail tracks last year. Flags for the IS group and writings in Arabic were found nearby, prosecutors said. German and Austrian investigators are now questioning the man in Vienna. Local newspaper Kronen…

UK : Birmingham and Doncaster arrests in terror inquiry

27 March 2019 Two men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. A 36-year-old from Birmingham and 35-year-old from Doncaster are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute terrorist publications. West Midlands Police said the men were being questioned by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit at a police station in the region. Searches of addresses in both Birmingham and Doncaster are continuing, said police. The force said the planned, intelligence-led arrests were…

German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning terror attacks

23 March 2019 Police in Germany have arrested ten people on suspicion of planning an Islamist terror attack. The arrests were made after some 200 police officers carried out raids in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. The men had plotted to “kill as many ‘non-believers’ as possible” using a vehicle and guns, prosecutors said. A 21-year-old man from Offenbach, near Frankfurt, and two 31-year-old brothers from Wiesbaden are the main suspects. “They had already…

TINYg Partner Falanx Assynt Supporter Predictions and Analysis Pakistan

Predictions Baloch separatist attacks will encourage Beijing to increase cooperation with Army in order to protect China-Pakistan Economic Corridor assets Increasing Chinese support for Army will provoke separatists to carry out further attacks on foreign interests and critical infrastructure Attacks will be restricted to low-level IED blasts, due to lack of overall coordination among separatist militant groups Analysis Four people were killed and at least ten injured in Dera Murad Jamali, Baluchistan Province, on 17…

Suspicious package found in Irish post office linked to London parcel bombs

The Irish justice minister said police are investigating a link between a suspicious package found at a post depot in Ireland, and the four parcel bombs detected in London and Glasgow earlier this month. Staff working in the An Post sorting office in Limerick were evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious package around 6am on Friday. An army bomb squad was deployed to the scene and gardai are now investigating the post stamp similarities to the previously uncovered letter bombs.   …

Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

22 March 2019 The main suspect in a deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht will be charged with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent, prosecutors said Thursday. Investigations so far into Monday’s shooting that left three dead and three seriously injured indicate that the shooter acted alone, prosecutors said in a written statement. The main suspect, identified by police as Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old man of Turkish descent,…

Birmingham mosques attacked with sledgehammers

Counter-terrorism detectives are investigating the motive for the attacks overnight which are believed to be linked. Counter-terrorism police in the West Midlands are investigating attacks on five mosques in Birmingham overnight. Police responded to reports of a man smashing windows with a sledgehammer at the Jame Masjid in Birchfield Road at 2.32am, but when they arrived at the scene they discovered the attack had taken place some time earlier. Around 42 minutes later, police were…

Isis has called on its followers to retaliate for the terror attack against Muslims in New Zealand last week

Isis has called on its followers to retaliate for the terror attack against Muslims in New Zealand last week, in a rare message from one of its top figures. The group’s spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, broke a six-month silence to call on Isis supporters to ‘take vengeance for their religion’ in the 44-minute audio recording. ‘This slaughter in those two mosques is no more than another tragedy among past and coming tragedies, which will be…

Dutch prosecutors arrest third over deadly tram shooting

UTRECHT, Netherlands.  Dutch police say they have arrested a third person on suspicion of involvement in the tram shooting in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five injured. Public prosecution office spokesman Ties Kortmann said Tuesday that three people are now in custody. The alleged shooter, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis and two others who were also arrested on suspicion of involvement in the shooting Monday morning. Kortmann says Tanis is being held…