German police arrest Islamist terror cell said to be targeting Berlin synagogue

The Times of Israel reports: “German police carried out raids on suspected Islamists and made arrests across the country early Tuesday over allegations they were plotting an attack, Berlin officials said.

German authorities are on high alert for Islamist threats to Europe’s most populous country, which has in recent years suffered several attacks.

‘On suspicion of planning a serious violent act endangering the state, search warrants are being executed in Berlin, Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia,’ the Berlin attorney general’s office said via Twitter.

The alleged militants, of Chechen origin, are aged between 23 and 28 and ‘suspected of having scouted locations for a possible Islamist attack,’ Berlin police said in a statement…”

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