German police foiled ISIS attack to US bases in Europe

German police foiled ISIS attack to US bases in Europe

German police have arrested suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who were reportedly planning a terrorist attack on a US base in Europe. 

German Federal prosecutors said that tactical police units arrested four suspects on 15 April in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The men joined ISIS in January 2019 and were trained to form a cell in Germany, the prosecutors said. 

The cell had reportedly already purchased firearms and ammunition and ordered materials to build explosive devices.

They identified the suspects as Azizjon B., Muhammadali G., Farhodshoh K. and Sunatullokh K. – all citizens of Tajikistan. 

The terrorist group’s alleged leader, Ravsan B., has been in jail since March 2019 on unspecified charges. 

The cell is alleged to have had contact with two high-ranking ISIS figures in Syria and Afghanistan. 

All the suspects are expected to be charged with the accuse of membership in a terrorist organization.

George Costa

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