Lebanese authorities warned of terrorist attacks on targets within Germany after arresting an Al Qaeda suspect in Beirut, prompting the Justice Ministry in Berlin increase security, authorities said Saturday.GULF DAILY NEWS:
“There was a tip from Lebanon – a warning tip,” said Stefanie Amft, a spokeswoman for German federal police.
She gave no further details, except to say it was part of a global threat. “It is known that Germany is part of this worldwide threat,” she said. Germany was alerted after Lebanese authorities arrested a suspect on Thursday who was believed to have phoned a threat to the German Embassy in Beirut earlier in the week, a senior Beirut police official said.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation, said suspect Mohammed Naddoum was arrested after allegedly threatening to strike German security targets.
“Using special technology, the police were able to trace the man’s location and identity and arrest him’” the official said.
... Germany’s Focus magazine, identified the suspect as “Mohammed N.”, reported that he was a Syrian accused of Al Qaeda ties. It did not cite its sources.
The suspect allegedly said a German-Turk, a Saudi and an Australian already were in Germany planning an attack on Berlin’s Justice Ministry or other agencies to avenge the prosecution of Al Qaeda suspects in that country, the Focus report said. It said explosives for the alleged attack were already inside Germany.
German authorities are investigating a threat of an attack on the justice ministry, reportedly by a team linked to Al Qaeda, the ministry said yesterday.
A ministry spokeswoman said its staff had been put on the alert following the warning, which press reports said had been telephoned to the Lebanese embassy in Berlin.
Lebanese police had arrested the caller, named as Syrian Mohammed Ndoub, alleged to have links to Al Qeada and the Islamic Jihad movement.
Ndoub said that a three-man squad, comprising a German of Turkish origin, a Saudi and an Australian, were in Germany with the intention of attacking the targets in Berlin.
- THEY'RE NOT THREATENING GERMANY BECAUSE OF THE JOOZE THERE.
- IT'S THE GLOBAL JIHAD, STUPID!