BERLIN, Feb. 17 (DPA / EP) –
Members of an alleged disjointed ultra-right cell last week in Germany planned to attack six mosques in small towns, according to security services sources.
The sources, consulted by the DPA news agency, have warned that it is “a particularly serious case”, since the detainees, who met on Telegram and were only seen twice in person, were willing to spend as soon as possible to action.
One of the suspects was allegedly responsible for the collection of weapons. During the searches, carried out in six regions of Germany, security forces seized axes, swords and firearms, among other weapons.
The authorities, who issued 12 arrest orders last week, suspect that this 'Group S', coordinated by the 32-year-old Bavarian Werner S., wanted to attack politicians, asylum seekers and Muslims to create “conditions like those of a civil war “in Germany.
His plans resemble those of other disjointed ultra-rightist groups in recent years. The German intelligence services estimate that there are about 12,700 right-wing extremists in the country, including 53 considered a security threat.