Terror suspect arrested in Germany


A terror suspect was arrested on Wednesday in Frankfurt amid a massive operation of raids, Germany’s Hessen State Criminal Police Office announced.

The 36-year-old Tunisian man has been playing role as a recruiter and trafficker for the Islamic State (IS) since August 2015, and has expanded his network with supporters with an aim to launch a terrorist attack in Germany, according to the police office.

The police office added that the arrested man with criminal record had lived in Germany from 2003 to 2013. Two years later, the man entered Germany again in August 2015, claiming a refugee status.

With no concrete target locked so far, the man’s attack plan against Germany remained at early stage, showed the investigation by police.

The local police of Hessen State searched a total of 54 locations on Wednesday morning, including housing, business premises and mosques in Frankfurt, Offenbach, Darmstadt, Limburg, and Wiesbaden, targeting 16 suspects aged between 16 to 46. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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