Germany: Prosecutors deny '9/11-like' attack plan

Germany: Prosecutors deny '9/11-like' attack plan

Via the Washington Post:
Austrian authorities have arrested an alleged Islamic extremist suspected of belonging to a terrorist group, German prosecutors said Saturday.


But a spokesman for Germany’s Federal Prosecutors Office on Saturday dismissed a report alleging that one of the four suspected extremists was plotting to attack the country’s parliament in Berlin with a commercial airplane.

“There are no indications of concrete preparations for an attack in Germany,” the official said on condition of anonymity in line with department policy.

Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung reported that 25-year-old suspect had undergone flight training and was plotting to target Berlin’s emblematic parliament building by hijacking an airplane.