Monday, October 10, 2016

Man Seized in Germany Planned Bomb Attack; Refugees Snag IS-Linked Muslim,Notify Police

German Chancellor Angela Merkel today (October 10, 2016) praised three Syrian refugees who guided police to a Muslim man with suspected links to Islamic State (IS), who was planning to blow himself up at a German airport, according to The Guardian website.

Jaber al-Bakr, 22, from Syria, was found by police at a high-rise block of flats in the eastern German city of Leipzig early this morning after a 48-hour manhunt.

A police spokesman said three refugees had recognized Bakr from wanted posters, and two had bound and held him at the flat while the third brought a mobile phone photo to a local police station.

After praising the security officers who carried out the arrest, the German chancellor said via her deputy spokesman: "Gratitude and recognition is also due to the [men] from Syria who informed police about the terror suspect's whereabouts, which led to his arrest."

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