Foreign secret service tipped over attack

Foreign secret service tipped over attack

World November 18, 2015 08:30

hannover - The tip about an imminent attack in the friendly football match in Hanover between Orange and Germany came from a foreign intelligence service. That the interior minister of the German state of Bavaria Joachim Herrmann confirmed. Previously reported the German newspaper Bild on the basis of reliable sources that the French secret service had issued the warning.

Herrmann did not go into detail about the country of origin. He said the Bavarian television that came Tuesday about a " attack that could within 48 hours at a sporting event held in Germany ". The German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maizière, wanted nothing released Tuesday on the source of clues for an attack.

Besides Bild also reports Spiegel Online that the tip of the French secret service came. A group of especially North Africans would have planned the attack. It was specifically talking about explosives, bomgordels, automatic weapons and explosives on roads. It has also warned of an Iraqi who would like to carry out an attack during the friendly football match.

The match was canceled a half hour before the start.

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