Six 'terrorists' arrested at a refugee camp in Germany on suspicion of planning a Christmas market attackSix Syrians suspected of planning an attack using weapons or explosives in Germany have been detained. Prosecutors said the planned attack was on behalf of the Islamic State milit时时彩平台推广违法吗
ant group. German police today detained the suspects, aged between 20 and 28, during raids in the cities of Kassel, Hanover, Essen and Leipzig, the general prosecutors office in Frankfurt said in a statement. About 500 police officers took part in the raids during which eight apartments were searched. The co-ordinated attack was planned on a Christmas market and those held were arrested at a refugee camp, according to reports. Four of the suspects arrived in Germany in December 2014 and two arrived the following year. Police have detained six suspects today (file photo) (Image: REUTERS) Concrete blocks have been installed around Christmas markets in Berlin before the festive season begins (Image: AFP) The scene after a truck crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin on December 20, 2016 (Image: AFP) All six had applied for asylum but the prosecutors office did not say if their asylum applications had been approved. Prosecutors said the six Syrians are suspected of being members of the foreign terrorist organization that calls itself Islamic State (IS). They added: The accused are also suspected of having planned an attack against a public target in Germany using either weapons or explosives. The truck at the scene where it crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin last year (Image: AFP) Concrete blocks have been installed around some Christmas markets (file photo) (Image: AFP) Firemen at the scene of the attack in Berlin last December (Image: AFP) Earlier this month a 19-year-old Syrian man was detained on suspicion of planning a bomb attack. The arrest comes one month before the first anniversary of an attack in Berlin by a Tunisian asylum seeker who killed 12 people by ploughing a truck into a Christmas market. Concrete blocks have been installed around Christmas markets at several central squares in the capital this year before the festive season opens in a couple of weeks.