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12 Nov 2019 | 05:21 PM UTC

Germany: Authorities detain three suspected Islamic State members in Offenbach November 12

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Authorities arrest three people with suspected links to Islamic State (IS) in Offenbach on November 12; heightened security presence expected over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Offenbach


On Tuesday, November 12, security forces arrested three suspected Islamic State (IS) members in the city of Offenbach, including one German citizen and two Turkish nationals. According to local sources, the suspects were planning to carry out a bomb attack, though no specific targets were known. Substances that could be used to make explosives were reportedly found in the raid.

A heightened security presence is expected in Offenbach in the coming days. Further counterterrorism raids are possible throughout the country in the near term.


Individuals in Germany are advised to monitor the situation and to report any suspicious objects and behavior to the authorities.


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