No surprise there. “Germany says terror plot may be wider,” by Alexander G. Higgins for the Associated Press:
BERLIN – Three Islamic terror suspects arrested on suspicion of planning massive bombings in Germany may have been part of a larger network involving up to 50 people, an official said Saturday.
The three, arrested Tuesday in a raid on a vacation residence in central Germany, had allegedly stockpiled enough hydrogen peroxide to build bombs more powerful than those that killed 191 commuters in Madrid in 2004 and 52 in London in 2005. Officials said all three attended terror training camps in Pakistan last year.
German authorities believe two German converts and a Turk were only the leading
tip of the planning, said Petra Kneuer, spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor’s Office.
She said authorities were investigating seven more suspects inside and outside Germany as part of what could be a larger network, and that reports that about 50 people may be involved are “not unrealistic.”
The two German suspects have been identified as Fritz Martin Gelowicz, 28, described as the leader of an Islamic Jihad Union terror cell in Germany,
and Daniel Martin Schneider, 22. The third man has been identified as Adem Yilmaz, 29, born
in Turkey but living in Germany.