Germany: Police Conduct Major Anti-Terrorism Operation

From Deutche-Welle:
Police have detained 10 terror suspects who were allegedly planning an attack in Düsseldorf. Special units have conducted raids in parts of North Rhine Westfalia and Baden-Württemberg in western Germany.

A total of 10 Islamic suspects have been detained on suspicion of terrorism after German police conducted an anti-terror operation in the western states of North Rhine Westfalia and Baden-Württemberg….

What we know so far

- Special police units undertook an anti-terror operation on Friday in Essen, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal, Mönchengladbach and Duisburg in North Rhine Westfalia and Ulm in Baden-Württemberg.
- Police in the two German states also investigated several objects for explosives.
- Nine of the suspects were arrested in North Rhine Westfalia, while one was arrested in Ulm.
- There is no indication as to what the exact target and the nature of the attack were, a spokesman for prosecutors in Düsseldorf said.
- One of the suspects arrested is allegedly Tajik. The nationalities of the other suspects are not yet known.
- Police are investigating a connection with the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group, the spokesman said…

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