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

Nine dead in Brazil prison riot
views 329
RIO DE JANEIRO: Nine people died, one of them decapitated, in a prison mutiny in Brazil which ended Monday with the release of 70 hostages, police sai...
Motorcycle gunmen open fire on tourists boarding a bus in Cairo
views 59
Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on tourists as they boarded a bus in Cairo, security sources said. The attack took place at a hotel on a road leadi...
Plane evacuated after landing gear collapses
views 27
Passengers on a Flybe flight from Edinburgh had to be evacuated after the plane's landing gear collapsed during touchdown at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airp...
Air strikes kill at least 80 in deadliest bombings of Yemen war
views 40
Cairo: Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 80 people near Yemen`s border with Saudi Arabia and in the capital Sana`a on Wednesday, residents said, t...
25 dead in Cameroon suicide bomb attack
views 70
Four suicide bombers have killed about 25 people in a village in Cameroon’s Far North region, the most deadly in a string of recent attacks in an area...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK