karlsruhe - On Wednesday, the German police arrested a 29-year-old man who planned to carry out an attack on the Christmas market in Karlsruhe with a vehicle. The man has ties with the Islamic State Islamic State (IS). That reported German media.
According to the German police, the man, Dasbar W., was considering driving a car or truck into people at the ice rink on the Karlsruher Schlossplatz. In order to achieve his goal, he applied several times to the position of driver at various delivery companies.
The suspect was arrested in Karlruhe by an arrest team. His home has been searched. What is found there is not clear. It is known that the man made propaganda videos for IS. He often shared these on various internet sites. Also, participants in a chat group also distributed propaganda material.
W. traveled to Iraq several times in 2015 and 2016. There he joined IS and was trained in the use of firearms. The man will be brought before the court on Thursday.
The security check on Christmas markets in Germany has intensified after the bloody attack in December last year at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing twelve people.