German officials on lookout for Mumbai-style terror attackers

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Berlin, Nov 21 (ANI): German law enforcement officials are reportedly hunting for two suspected terrorists, who are believed to be present in or around Berlin, after investigations revealed that they have been sent by Islamic radicals to attack the nation.

The New York Times quoted a German security official, as saying that both men entered Germany six to eight weeks ago from Waziristan, Pakistan, and were probably waiting for the delivery of detonators from Turkey to carry out an attack.

According to media reports, the attackers "are rotating their accommodation, staying in the homes of other people, are living together, not using the telephone, not going to the mosque and making sure they are dressed in Western clothes."

Police and investigators are closely monitoring cross-border traffic and have sent heavily armed police officers and bomb-detecting dogs to transportation hubs, popular sites and government and parliamentary offices, the paper said.

Terrorism experts and government officials are worried about inhabitants of Berlin and German citizens as a whole, who might be radicalised and might be waiting to carrying out an attack.

Earlier this week, police and government officials had claimed of having concrete information of plans for a terrorist attack by the end of the year and therefore have stepped up their counter terrorism efforts. Even before that, law enforcement officials and terrorism experts had raised concerns that terrorists were planning a Mumbai-style attack in the country. (ANI)

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