German police gather close to the scene where they found a body near Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Germany, June 6, 2018..
(photo credit: REUTERS/THORSTEN WAGNER)
According to German reports, a Syrian immigrant was arrested in Berlin last week who was suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Israel, using chemical agents.
Special forces of the German police initially arrested the 21-year-old last Thursday for allgedly beating up and severely injuring a German citizen who owed him money, the Berliner Zeitung reported.
In addition to these charges, special forces were investigating the man for planning the terrorist attack and recruiting members to join Isis.
According to the report, the immigrant entered Germany from Libya some time ago using a forged passport.
Initial investigations by the German police did not provide any conclusive evidence.
A German police spokesman confirmed that a Syrian migrant was arrested, but did not confirm the rest of the report.
This is not the first time that the German police have thwarted the intentions of immigrants from Muslim countries to carry out attacks using chemical weapons.
Last June, German security forces thwarted what is considered one of the most advanced plots to date to carry out an unconventional Islamic attack on European soil.
In said plot, a young Tunisian immigrant was arrested for producing ricin gas, which is one of the most lethal toxins that exist. Exposure to a small amount of ricin can cause death within 48 hours.
According to a Europol report last year, the number of Islamic terror attacks against European targets doubled compared to 2016.
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