The statement came from a high Al Qaeda member: A 29-year-old Moroccan with his accomplices would commit a splinter bomb attack in Germany. Not all members of the group are taken.
Karlsuhe-The arrested three suspected members of the terrorist network of Al-Qaeda wanted in Germany with a cluster bomb can cause a bloodbath. They had planned to detonate an explosive device containing metallic parts in a crowd, the Deputy General Prosecutor Rainer Griesbaum said on Saturday in Karlsruhe. An accurate target attack but was not yet clear.
The three on Friday in Dusseldorf and Bochum detainees were "still in the experimental phase" was. A danger to the public at no time had passed.
Against the main accused was issued on Saturday by the investigating judge of the Federal Court arrest warrant. The 29-year-old Moroccan is the beginning of last year, have traveled to a training camp of Al-Qaeda in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area. There he got from a senior member of the terrorist network received an order to perpetrate a bomb attack in Germany.
His two accomplices, a 31-year-old German-Moroccan man and a 19-year-old of German and Iranian nationality to him in the implementation of the plans are supported. From Here on Saturday also the investigating judge will be presented.
The three defendants were members of a network of seven to eight people have said the president of the Federal Criminal Office, Joerg Ziercke. "But it may be more," he added. "We can give no clear signal for Germany. We in Germany must continue to expect attacks of Islamic terrorists."
A possible target for an attack could have been events in the Dusseldorf area. According to the wiretapped conversations in a Düsseldorf housing the accused but had also thought about to detonate the explosive device "at a bus stop or in a bus." The technical preparations for the bomb had not been completed, however.
How Ziercke reported that the participants searched the Internet for electronic components and so-called "bomb cookbooks", ie how to build explosive devices. They also tried to obtain hydrogen peroxide, acetone and other materials. Last two of the men tried to gain from hexamine barbecue lighter, in order to make a detonator for the bomb. Paver explosives were not secured against first reports, but a container in which the explosives may have been kept.
Overall, investigators searched the six apartments. In the intercepted conversations the three of the bomb attack in Marrakesh had "warmly welcomed" said Zierke. In the attack on Thursday 16 people had been killed. "Marrakech could have been a stimulating event," said Ziercke. Even so, the investigators had decided on a quick arrest, although the investigations were ongoing.