A terrorist attack in Germany may occur “any moment,” as the number of Islamists on the loose keeps growing, the head of the German domestic intelligence service has warned.
“Islamist terrorist attacks in Germany may occur any time,” Hans-Georg Maassen, the president of the Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), said in a statement on Wednesday.
The official warned that “the potential of violence-oriented Islamists in Germany is growing steadily and will continue to increase.”
Maassen highlighted the “unchanged high level of hazards for Germany and its interests from Islamist terrorism.” According to the official, the number of warnings has been on the rise in recent years and has “tripled since 2013 alone.”
Throughout the past year, the country was increasingly “prioritized” as a target for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists.
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