Terror Suspect Detained in Germany over Chemnitz Bomb Plan

Terror Suspect Detained in Germany over Chemnitz Bomb Plan

Sofia News Agency (Novinite.com)

German police say the man suspected of planning a terror attack in the city of Chemnitz, Saxony, has been arrested.

The suspect is named as Jaber al-Bakr, a Syrian refugee, and has been detained in an operation in Leipzig, 68 km away from Chemnitz.

According to investigators who raided his flat in Chemnitz on Saturday, several hundred grams of highly volatile explosives had been found that are though to have been similar to the ones used in Paris and Brussels, the BBC says.

Al-Bakr, 22, was found by police after midnight on Monday at the home of a Syrian compatriot.

Der Spiegel reports that the suspect talked to the man at the railway station, asking him whether he could offer accommodation for the night.

Some media reports have suggested the attack allegedly planned by Al-Bakr would have targeted the airport in Berlin, but this has not been confirmed.

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