Ger­man spy chief can’t rule out Is­tan­bul­style at­tacks at home

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNACIONAL -

BER­LIN —At­tacks by Is­lamist mil­i­tants pose the big­gest se­cu­rity threat for Ger­many and events like the shoot­ing and bomb­ing in Istanbul this week could hap­pen in Ger­many, the head of the do­mes­tic in­tel­li­gence agency (BfV) told a Sun­day news­pa­per.

Three sus­pected Is­lamic State sui­cide bombers killed 44 peo­ple at Istanbul’s main air­port on Tues­day, the dead­li­est in a string of at­tacks in Turkey this year.

“We can’t rule out at­tacks like those in Istanbul also hap­pen­ing in our coun­try,” Hans-Ge­org Maassen told Ger­man news­pa­per Frank­furter All­ge­meine Zeitung.

He said mil­i­tary de­feats for IS were not de­mor­al­is­ing mil­i­tants, and at­tacks in Europe were be­com­ing ever more im­por­tant for IS to in­tim­i­date peo­ple and send the mes­sage to fol­low­ers that “we’re still here”.—Agen­cies

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