German Police arrested 5 possible Algerians suspected of working with Islamic State militants
Feb 05, 2016 02:37 AM EST
Germany is now in high alerts after the police arrested five Algerians being linked to be Islamists targeting the city of Berlin. The police have raided the several refugee sites after they've suspected that militants may have passed through Germany.
Five Algerians were arrested over the raid conducted by German police on Thursday morning and are allegedly planning a terror attack on Berlin and other places in Europe as The Local reported. The police apprehended the group's ringleader who's a 35-year old Algerian in North Rhine-Westphilia. The man is being sought also by Algerian authorities after being suspected in connection with ISIS. Moreover, the man is said to have been formally trained in military during his time in Syria. The arrest came from a tip-off from Verfassungsschutz, German Internal Intelligence and have linked the Algerian and Islamists scene in Berlin and Hanover.
During the detainment of the 35-year-old man, a woman was also arrested along with her but was under different charges according to New York Times. Other men who were also arrested in at 6 a.m. after coordinated raids apprehended him. Lastly, two men being sought by the police were caught in Berlin, a 31-year old and in Hanover, a 26-year old, however, they were not taken to custody as authorities said. All four men are being linked to the Islamic State militant group and as of today, being believed to have been planning a violent attack that would massively damage the status of the state as said by Berlin police spokesman, Stefan Redlich.
The German police seized the four suspects on Thursday morning with a battalion of 450 officers taking part as written in Yahoo News. According to the article, the police went to Berlin, states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony where they retrieved computers and mobile telephones. Germany is vigilant after terrorism alerts escalated since the November Paris attacks as "level of threat posed by Islamist militants remain high" said by Berlin's Home Affair chief Frank Henkel.
Four male and one female was apprehended during the raids of German police in several places and in Berlin. This is due to a tip-off coming from the German Internal Intelligence. A 35-year old man was apprehended with a woman and the police are looking for evidences that would like the man with another the three arrested. The raid was conducted on Thursday with more than 450 police scattered around Germany. The action is to address concerns regarding the threat levels of Islamic State militants being imposed since Paris attacks last November 2015.