Man Arrested Following Borussia Dortmund Bus Attack


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Just two days after explosions went off near Borussia Dortmund team bus, German prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant against an Iraqi man. The 26-year-old, who arrived to Germany via Turkey last year, is believed to be a member of Islamic State.

The suspect, identified as Abdul Beset A., served as a member of Islamic State in Iraq — where he led a 10-strong commando unit that was involved in kidnappings, smuggling, extortion and killings. However, there has been no evidence so far that leads him with the attack that took place on Tuesday. The suspect will appear before a judge who will decide whether to approve the arrest warrant issued by prosecutors.

It has been widely reported that military detonators had been used to set off the three explosive devices, while remotely using a mobile phone. A letter found near the scene of the attack starts with the Islamic phrase, “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,” and called for the country to scale back its involvement in the Western military coalition in Syria.

The letter also says, “As of now, all infidel actors, singers, athletes and all prominent personalities in Germany and other crusader nations are on a death list of the Islamic State.” Another Islamic man , a 28-year-old from the city of Unna, was detained as well although no arrest warrant was issued against him. Additionally, prosecutors are also investigating a neo-Nazi sympathiser and a radical leftist group member.

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