Syrian migrant arrested for ‘bombing’ Swedish church

Police have arrested a 24-year-old Syrian migrant suspected of planning a “bomb attack” on a church in Sweden.

The 24-year-old Syrian migrant is at least the second person to be arrested by German law enforcement in connection with the “bombing” terror plot. The agency also arrested the individual’s 28-year-old brother in connection with the allegedly planned bomb attack on an unidentified church in Sweden.

In a joint press release issued Tuesday by the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany, the Hamburg State Criminal Police Office and the city prosecutor’s office, the man was reportedly arrested in the city. of Kempten, located in Bavaria.

Initially suspected of being an accomplice to his brother’s crime, the statement said the migrant is now “urgently suspected of jointly preparing a serious and dangerous act of violence for the State”. , as well as the “joint financing of terrorism”. ”.

“[H]”We would not only have encouraged his brother in his decision to act and would have supported him in the supply of the components necessary for the production of explosives, but rather we would have promised to carry out the attack with him”, wrote the German authorities.

“According to current knowledge, the defendant had considered an unspecified church in Sweden as the target of the attack, in which people should have been at the time in question,” the document adds.

In an earlier press release issued in April, German law enforcement suggests the pair are motivated by radical Islam, although police say it is unclear if they have any formal ties. with extremist groups.

“The two Syrian nationals allegedly planned an attack with an explosive belt made by themselves in a radical Islamist and jihadist attitude in order to carry out an attack against civilian targets,” it read. “In addition, the 28-year-old main suspect from Hamburg allegedly bought raw materials for the production of explosive materials for a few weeks via the online platform eBay and other suppliers.”

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