German authorities state authorities have detained four suspected members of the Islamic State team declared to be planning an attack on American military centers.
Federal prosecutors said the suspects were arrested early Wednesday at different places in the western country of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The suspects’ surnames were not published for privacy reasons.
German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the men’s alleged leader, a 30-year-old Tajik man identified as Ravsan B., was in jail since last year on firearms charges.
Prosecutors said the men swore allegiance to IS in ancient 2019 and had connections with high-risk figures in the category. They allegedly first intended to perform an assault in Tajikistan but afterward altered their goal to Germany, such as U.S. Air Force bases in the nation and men deemed critical of Islam.