Police in Germany have arrested two Muslim teenagers for plotting an ISIS terrorist attack.
One of the terrorists 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 smartphones from the pair.
Police have not ruled out the possibility that the duo are ‘mentally ill’.
German security services have been on high alert in recent months over the possibility of -Islamist attacks.
The country was targeted by a series of attacks this past summer, including two in the southern state of Bavaria that were both claimed by ISIS.
In the first attack, a 17-year-old Afghani with an ax attacked passengers on a train in Wurzburg before being shot dead by security forces. A week later a Muslim terrorist set off a bomb outside a cafe in Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 12 others.
In August, German authorities arrested a Muslim for storing materials that could be used as explosives. The terrorist also had items in his apartment glorifying ISIS.
In late September, police arrested a 16-year-old Syrian refugee in Cologne planning a bombing.
A week earlier, they detained three Muslims with forged Syrian passports who were believed to be a possible ISIS ‘sleeper cell’ linked to those behind the November Paris attack.
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