Germany: Muslim terrorist from Russia arrested planning a terror attack in Berlin
31-year-old Muslim terrorist Magomed-Ali C, a Russian national, was arrested at an apartment in Berlin. He was planning a “serious act of violence against the state,” Germany’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday.
The Muslim terrorist is an accomplice of 22-year-old Clement B., who was arrested on terror charges in the French city of Marseille last year.
At the time of his capture, Clement B., 22, was in possession of several firearms and 3 kilograms of highly explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP). The prosecutor said French investigations suggested he had previously been working with Magomed-Ali C. to plan a terror attack at an unknown location in Germany “in order to kill and injure as many people as possible.”
Their preparations were interrupted by a police operation in October 2016, prompting the pair to separate, with Magomed-Ali staying in Germany and Clement B. traveling to France.
The investigation and the arrest were conducted in cooperation between units of the federal and the Berlin criminal police.