Germany suspects Islamist link in foiled bomb attack

December 14, 2012 20:24

BERLIN - German authorities said on Friday they suspected radical Islamists of being behind an explosive device found in an abandoned travel bag in Bonn railway station earlier this week.

"There are now sufficient indications that we are dealing with an attempted bomb attack by a terrorist organization of a radical Islamist nature," the federal prosecutors' office said in a statement announcing it would take over the investigation.

"There are credible signs that the suspect (who deposited the bag) has connections in radical Islamist circles," it added.

The statement did not explain why they suspected a radical Islamist connection.

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