Interior minister asks for explanation after 22-year-old Syrian suspected of planning bomb attack kills himself in custody German authorities are struggling to explain how a terror suspect with likely links to Islamic State who planned to blow up a Berlin airport was able to kill himself in his prison cell. Jaber al-Bakr, a 22-year-old Syrian who was arrested on Monday morning following a 48-hour manhunt having been handed over to police by three fellow Syrian refugees, hanged himself in his Leipzig prison cell on Wednesday.
Three Syrian refugees in Germany are being called heroes after they captured a bomb suspect who had been on the run from police for plotting an attack inspired by Islamic State group militants. Jaber al-Bakr, also a Syrian refugee, ...
BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Germany's intelligence agency (BfV) said a Syrian suspect arrested on Monday was building a bomb and probably planned to attack one of the airports in Berlin.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Three Syrian men with suspected links to Islamic State have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a large-scale attack in the western city of Duesseldorf, the federal prosecutor said on Thursday.
Police in Germany under mounting scrutiny following botched raid, and now death of suspected airport bomb plot suspect