The Iranian regime’s charm offensive in Europe has suffered a double blow with a decision by France to freeze the assets of two suspected intelligence operatives, shortly after a German court approved the extradition of one of the two – an accredited diplomat – who is accused of planning a terror bombing on European soil.
The German federal prosecutor’s office informed the press today that they’ve arrested six rightwing extremists on Monday who were planning terrorist attacks against immigrants. They are strongly suspected of having founded a right-wing terrorist group.
The seven were seized Thursday in the cities of Arnhem and Weert by elite Dutch anti-terror units and are suspected of wanting to carry out a ‘major’ attack in the country.
Man said to admit to link with Islamic State, which instructed him to taint Lebanese army water and a foreign country’s food.
The radicalised Slovak, who frequented mosques in Prague and appeared under the adopted name of Abdul Rahman, wasn’t a member of an organised group and should rather be considered a ‘lone wolf’, said Tuhy.
Dutch police on Thursday foiled what it described as an attempt to commit a major terrorist attack with AK 47 machine guns, grenades and a car bomb.
Lewis Ludlow, 26, who swore allegiance to Islamic State, also plotted to target tourist attractions such as Madame Tussauds and St Paul’s Cathedral by ramming a van into tourist crowds in a “lone wolf” attack.
Authorities revealed further details about the Islamist plot on Friday, after the Tunisian migrant was arrested following a raid on his apartment in the Chorweiler district of the west German city of Cologne on June 12th.
Siraj Wahhaj, 39, and Lucas Morten, two very heavily armed men who are believed to be “extremist[s] of the Muslim belief,” were running the horrifying compound, Hogrefe said. When police arrived on the scene, Wahhaj was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and several loaded 30-round magazines. He also allegedly had four loaded pistols on him.
Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the gates of Downing Street and gain access to May’s office in the ensuing chaos and kill her, according to police.
On Tuesday evening, German Special Forces stormed the apartment of the 29-year-old Allah H. in Cologne-Chorweiler. During the subsequent search, the highly toxic ricin was found.
The plot is the fifth to be thwarted in France this year and comes with the country still on high alert after a string of jihadist assaults since 2015 that have claimed more than 240 lives.
Husnain Rashid, 32, of Nelson, Lancashire, produced an “e-toolkit for terrorism” for internet radicals, the prosecution alleges.
He is accused of calling for the young prince to be targeted at Thomas’s Battersea primary school in southwest London, The Guardian reports.
“They are two young individuals of Egyptian origin who were preparing an attack,” Collomb told BFM TV. “They possessed instructions on how to build ricin-based poisons.”
The London courthouse at the Old Bailey today heard how teenager Safaa Boular (now 18 years old) was determined to carry out terrorist attacks in the UK capital after her fiancé, an ISIS militant, was killed in Syria.
Young Miss Boular had written down in great detail how she wanted to wear a suicide belt in Syria with her ISIS-fighter husband and “their plan then was that together they would depart the world holding hands and taking others with them in an act of terrorism.”