BERLIN (Reuters) – German police arrested a 19-year-old Syrian suspected of planning an Islamist-motivated bomb attack in Germany with the aim of killing as many people as possible, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said security officials had averted a “major terrorist attack”.
The man, identified as Yamen A., had been in contact online with jihadists including one who described himself as a “soldier of the caliphate”, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor’s office said.
Yamen A. was arrested in the early hours in the northeastern town of Schwerin. Police searched his home and also those of…