German authorities arrested soldier raided over plans to carry out terrorist attack
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The German public broadcaster ARD reports that authorities in the northeast of the country have searched premises linked to a soldier suspected of planning an extremist attack.
ARD reported Monday the 40-year-old German, stationed at a barracks in the town of Neubrandenburg, has close ties to right-wing extremists.
German news agency dpa quoted Defense Ministry officials saying the suspect has been under investigation by the country’s military intelligence agency.
Security officials have warned that far-right extremists pose a growing threat in Germany.
Last year a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party was shot dead on his porch by two suspected far-right extremists.
Source: Star Tribune