Austria arrests three Muslim migrants over terrorism ties

The two Iraqis and one Syrian taken into custody on Friday arrived to Austria via the Balkan route last year, the police said on Friday.

Authorities said they believe the refugees fought for or aided “terrorist” groups, police chief Helmut Tomac said, according to the Austrian “Krone” newspaper.

The 27-year-old Syrian reportedly confessed to killing 20 people, including prisoners and Syrian soldiers, while fighting for the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.