June 27, 2007

Terror Threat in Germany

From Terror Threat in Germany:

A combination of intelligence "chatter," a suspicious video, and arrests along the Pakistani border have led authorities to warn that the threat of terrorist attacks in Germany is real. Germany faced an elevated threat of terrorism because of its involvement in Afghanistan, according to officials who said the risk of an attack is as high as it has ever been. "We are alarmed," the normally mild-mannered August Hanning, Deputy Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, said Thursday. German as well as foreign intelligence agencies have received hints about plans, groups, and individual extremists who may be planning an attack in Germany. "We have moved fully into the target range of Islamist terror," said Hanning.