Two Syrian terror suspects are arrested in Geneva for ‘making toxic gases and explosives’

Two Syrian terror suspects are arrested in Geneva for ‘making toxic gases and explosives’

Two people of Syrian origin have been arrested in Geneva on suspicion of transporting ‘explosives and toxic gases’ as part of a probe into a terror threat. Traces of explosives were found in the suspects’ car, but toxic gas was not, Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot revealed today.

Mr Jornot said the two men, who spoke Arabic, had just arrived in Geneva. More arrests are expected to be made in the coming days amid heightened security on Switzerland’s border with France.

He sidestepped questions on whether they men had visas which allowed them to travel freely through the passport Schengen zone. Two people of Syrian origin have been arrested in Geneva on suspicion of transporting ‘explosives and toxic gases’ as part of a probe into a terror threat.

Traces of explosives were found in the suspects’ car, but toxic gas was not, Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot revealed today.

Mr Jornot said the two men, who spoke Arabic, had just arrived in Geneva. More arrests are expected to be made in the coming days amid heightened security on Switzerland’s border with France.

He sidestepped questions on whether they men had visas which allowed them to travel freely through the passport Schengen zone.

They are also under suspicion of violating Swiss law prohibiting ‘groups like Al-Qaeda, Islamic State and similar organisations’, it added.

Both men were arrested yesterday on the road outside Cologny, a municipality in the canton of Geneva yesterday with police confirming they found traces of explosives inside the car.

The western city has remained on high alert due to an increased jihadist threat in Switzerland, with added security personnel making careful chats on vehicles.

Geneva’s public prosecutor has announced a news conference for later today with no confirmation yet of the chemicals found in the car.

The Geneva region raised its alert level to three on a five-point scale on Thursday following fears of a potential terror attack.
[PTI]

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