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Germany detains two suspected of Islamist plot against Swedish parliament

March 19, 2024 at 1:54 pm

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Germany has detained two suspected Islamic State (Daesh) members for allegedly planning an attack on the Swedish parliament, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.

According to Reuters, two Afghan nationals identified as Ibrahim MG and Ramin N were detained in the eastern German city of Gera on suspicion of plotting an attack in retaliation for Qur’an burnings in Sweden.

The prosecutors said that the suspects joined Islamic State Khorasan Province, a branch of the militant group, in 2023 and had collected donations of around €2,000 ($2,170) for the organisation.

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