German police arrest alleged ISIS militant in ice rink truck attack plot

By REUTERS
December 20, 2017 21:03
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BERLIN - German police arrested a 29-year-old man they said was an active member of ISIS who was plotting a truck attack on an ice rink.

The arrest, a year after Anis Amri, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker with Islamist links, hijacked a truck and drove it into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people, comes as security services have warned of growing numbers of radical Islamists in Germany.

"He was considering an attack on the ice rink on the Schlossplatz in Karlsruhe," police in the south-western state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said, adding that the suspect was a German citizen whose name they gave only as Dasbar W.

"To that end he was assessing areas around Karlsruhe Castle and, from September 2017, had begun seeking employment as a delivery driver - without success," the police statement said.


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