Three suspects have been arrested in a foiled terror plot reportedly against Ramstein Air Base and the Frankfurt International Airport. The three suspects, two Germans, aged 22 and 28, and a 29 year old Turk came to the attention of authorities because they had been observing a US military facility at the end of 2006. All three terrorists had undergone training where else? Pakistan.
(German security officials lead one of three terrorist suspects (L) from a helicopter to Karlsruhe’s federal court. Germany has said it has foiled a “massive” attack with the arrest of three Islamic extremists who were targetting, AFP/DDP )
German federal prosecutor Monika Harms said the three — two of whom were German converts to Islam — had trained at terror camps in Pakistan and procured some 1,500 pounds of hydrogen peroxide for making explosives. And a top legislator said the group could have struck “in a few days,” noting a “sensitive period” that includes the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Yahoo News)
Much more from The Gateway Pundit: Germany Foils Massive Terror Plot on Frankfurt & US Bases
Other Bloggers discussing the terrorists arrests in Germany:
German Police Arrest 3 Men Plotting Terror Attacks on U.S. Facilities
All three had undergone training at camps in Pakistan run by the Islamic Jihad Union, and had formed a German cell of the group, which officials said was influenced by Al Qaeda.
The Islamic Jihad Union was described as a Sunni Muslim group based in Central Asia that was an offshoot of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, an extremist group with origins in that country.
“The group, which is influenced by Al Qaeda, set up a German cell in winter of 2006 with the goal of finding recruits here to carry out attacks,” Harms said. (Fox News)