German police uproot suspected student terror plot

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Police in Germany have rooted out what they believe is an Islamist plot by aeronautics students at the University of Stuttgart to carry out a terrorist attack using remote-control model airplanes equipped with bombs.

About 90 authorities raided and searched through nine properties in Germany near Munich and Stuttgart and in Saxony as well as in Belgium, The Telegraph reported.

The attorney general’s office in Germany said: “The searches in the Stuttgart area and in Belgium were directed against two men of Tunisian origin who are suspected of collecting information and items for the commission of radical Islamist bombings with remote-controlled model airplanes.”

Two of the suspects were students at the school, police say. They were in process of creating systems that were compatible with GPS to guide to model planes, The Telegraph reported.

Four of the students’ acquaintances also were believed to be involved in the plot. Police said they are being investigated on suspicions of providing money to fund the jihad and for money laundering.

No arrests have yet been made, The Telegraph reported.

The police said in a statement: “The aim of today’s search is to obtain evidence of potential attack plans and preparations, and to gain insight into the means of financing radical Islamist terrorism,” The Telegraph reported.

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