Ansar al-Islam to attack Americans in Germany?

A terrorism warning issued by US military authorities in Germany last month could involve plans by an the Kurdish Islamist militant organization Ansar al-Islam, anonymous officials said in a report on the ABC News website. Howeve, other anonymous officials denied to Reuters that Ansar is suspected in the supposed plot. In the April 20 warning, the US embassy in Germany encouraged Americans in the country to increase their vigilance and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. ABC News quoted German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble as saying, “The danger level is high. We are part of the global threat by Islamist terrorism.” But an official with US European Command told Reuters there was no new intelligence strong enough to warrant heightened security at military facilities in Germany. “We’re unaware of anything new. We have not changed our force posture,” the source said. (Reuters, May 11)

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