GERMANY BOMB THREAT: Two boys, 15 and 17, arrested for plotting terror attack in Bavaria

GERMANY BOMB THREAT: Two boys, 15 and 17, arrested for plotting terror attack in Bavaria

One was seized in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, the other in Mannheim in Baden-Wuerttemburg.

Aged 15 and 17, police say they were planning a bombing or shooting at a public building in Aschaffenburg.

Their scheme was foiled due to police surveillance. Police have seized Islamist propaganda, ISIS flags and electronic devices including smart phones from the pair.

Police have not ruled out the possibility that the duo are mentally ill.

Both boys were known to police, having previously been investigated.

Officers said there was a suspicion “the two teenagers were planning an Islamist-motivated attack on a public facility in the Aschaffenburg area, for which they wanted to purchase firearms”.

Investigators said there was no evidence that “the accused would have been able at this point to implement the plans”.

This is a breaking story. More to follow.

Published at Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000