German police arrest two brothers over Oberhausen shopping centre ‘terror attack plot’

Evening Standard

Two Kosovan-born brothers have been arrested on suspicion of plotting a terror attack at a shopping centre in west Germany.

Police said the men had been detained over an alleged plan to target a centre near the city of Oberhausen in the Ruhr area of the country.

“The brothers aged 28 and 31 have been taken into custody on suspicion of planning an attack at the Centro shopping complex and we are investigating if there are others involved,” said a police spokesman.

Oberhausen is not far from Dortmund where Anis Amri, 24, the Tunisian radical wanted for the truck massacre at a Berlin Christmas market on Monday that killed 12, attended hate speeches at a mosque where Isis was praised.

The Kosovo duo were arrested in Duisburg, close to the Dutch border.

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