Police in Germany have arrested three foreign nationals on suspicion of being sent to the European country by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group to conduct terrorist attacks or recruit new members.
German prosecutors said in a statement on Tuesday that the three Syrian men, aged between 17 and 26, were arrested in the state of Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany.
The statement added that the prosecutors suspect the trio was dispatched to Germany in November last year “either to carry out a mission that they had been informed about or to wait for further instructions.”
The federal prosecutors, however, said “concrete missions or orders have not so far been found in the course of investigations carried out so far.”
Daesh has recently claimed a number of attacks on German soil.
The Takfiri group has vowed more assaults against civilians and security forces in Germany over the country’s contribution to the US-led coalition purportedly targeting its positions in Iraq and Syria.
On July 24, a 27-year-old Syrian refugee killed himself and injured 15 people outside a café in the city of Ansbach in Bavaria in southern Germany.
Daesh claimed the attack, saying the Syrian man was a recruit.
The Takfiri group also claimed an attack in July on four passengers on a regional train in Bavaria. The teenage attacker used an axe and a knife.
Germany was further rattled on July 22, when a teenager opened fire at people shopping at a mall in the city of Munich in the south, killing nine and injuring more than 35 others. Officials ruled out that the case was a terrorism issue.