“The federal prosecutor’s office said the suspects’ plan was for two to detonate suicide vests, then others would fire their guns at pedestrians.” Meanwhile, Facebook is cracking down on those who oppose the influx of more people into Europe who would pursue such plots.
“Germany arrests Syrian IS suspects over Duesseldorf plot,” BBC, June 2, 2016 (thanks to David):
German police have arrested three Syrian men on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State (IS) suicide attack in the western city of Duesseldorf.
The federal prosecutor’s office said the suspects’ plan was for two to detonate suicide vests, then others would fire their guns at pedestrians.
Two suspects joined IS in Syria in 2014 and reached Germany via Turkey in 2015, the statement said.
The third was already in Germany. A fourth suspect is in French custody.
Germany’s Der Spiegel says German police got a tip-off from French authorities after the fourth suspect had revealed the terror cell.
The arrests took place in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg and Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The suicide bombing was to take place on Heinrich-Heine-Allee, a busy road in the city centre, the prosecutor’s statement said. Police swooped before the group had started preparing the materials….