Islamic State suicide bomb attack was planned for New Year’s Eve in Munich

Islamic State suicide bomb attack was planned for New Year’s Eve in Munich

Police in Germany say they have information indicating as many as seven followers of the Islamic State (IS) group were planning a New Year’s Eve suicide bomb attack on train stations in Munich. Joachim Herrman, the Interior Minister for the southern state of Bavaria, said police had indications IS was planning to attack two railway stations.

“The Federal Criminal Authority informed Bavarian police … of indications provided by a friendly intelligence service that the IS was planning an attack tonight at midnight (10:00am AEDT) at Munich’s main rail station and/or Pasing station,” he said. Some 550 officers were deployed to track down the suspects and secure the sites. No arrests have been made.

Although the train stations have been evacuated, a police spokeswoman told AFP it could not be ruled out that the attackers could seek another target. Earlier, Munich police sent a tweet warning they were aware of a possible terror attack and asked people to avoid crowds and train stations.

Related Post

US dentist who killed Cecil the lion breaks silence
views 47
The US dentist who killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion has broken weeks of silence, saying in an interview that he had no idea it was a special feline an...
BRITAIN: Hundreds evacuated from North Terminal at Gatwick Airport
views 50
Hundreds of passengers were cleared from the airport, as people started finishing work and making journeys home for Christmas. Several emergency serv...
Flight MH17 Downed By ‘High-Energy Objects’
views 85
An initial report by the Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the investigation into the July 17 disaster, found it likely the Malaysia Airlines plane...
US planes in hunt for Nigeria girls
views 40
The search for missing schoolgirls in Nigeria is being supported by US surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. Nigeria's National Orientation Agenc...
Monster storm threatens US with heavy snow
views 133
NEW YORK: Cities big and small along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up on Monday ...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK