ISIS can still launch attacks in Germany: intelligence chief

In an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Thomas Haldenwang, the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) — Germany’s domestic intelligence agency — warned against an increasing threat posed by the return of “Islamic State” (IS) jihadis from Syria and Northern Iraq.

Haldenwang said that the number of radical Islamists in Germany rose to 2,240 in 2018.

“I cannot give an all-clear on IS,” Haldenwang said. “It can launch an attack in Germany anytime,” he added.

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