Andy Eckardt and Carlo Angerer, NBC News, June 2, 2016
Three Syrian suspected ISIS members allegedly plotting a terror attack in Germany have been arrested, prosecutors said Thursday.
The men had received orders from ISIS leadership to attack the city of Duesseldorf using suicide vests, explosives and rifles–but that there was no concrete evidence they had begun to implement their plans, the prosecutors’ office said in a statement.
The trio were identified as 27-year old Hamza C., 25-year old Mahood B. and 31 year-old Abd Arahman A.K.
Officials were alerted to the plot when an alleged accomplice in French custody informed authorities there of the plans in February, according to the prosecutor’s office.