December 18, 2019
Austrian police said on Monday they have foiled a terrorist plot to attack crowded targets in Austria, Germany, France, and Luxembourg during the holiday season, including the Christmas market at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.
The plot was exposed by an anonymous tip to the police, who arrested three ethnic Chechens in connection with the planned terror attacks.
The leader of the group was described as a 24-year old who was radicalized by ISIS propaganda and was previously arrested for attempting to travel to Islamic State territory so he could formally join the organization. The rather ambitious plot hatched by the group via telephone conversations included springing their leader from prison.
Not only did the ringleader communicate with his accomplices from prison by telephone, but he reportedly used a mobile phone, a serious breach of prison regulations.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:30 am