De Maiziere: Security situation serious
Photo: AP

Germany fears terror attacks

Interior minister bolsters security for trains, airports due to 'concrete indications' of planned attacks

Germany has raised the level of security including at train stations and airports in response to concrete indications of terrorist attacks being planned at the end of this month, the interior minister said on Wednesday.


"The security situation in Germany has become more serious," the minister, Thomas de Maiziere, told a news conference. "We have concrete indications of a series of attacks planned for the end of November."  

Targeted? Berlin's central train station (Photo: AP)


De Maiziere pointed Wednesday to the recent interception of mail bombs sent from Yemen, to a subsequent tip from another unspecified country about a suspected attack planned for the end of November, and to German information on "sustained efforts" by Islamic extremist groups to plan attacks in Germany.


He said the current risk assessment was comparable to the one before last year's German election, when the country also raised security, and added he is calling on police to beef up security particularly at airports "until further notice."


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