12-year-old boy attempts terrorist attacks twice in Germany: ReportA local prosecutor on Friday confirmed that a 12-year-old boy attempted twice to launch terrorist attacks in the western German city of Ludwigshafen this and last month.
A local prosecutor on Friday confirmed that a 12-year-old boy attempted twice to launch terrorist attacks in the western German city of Ludwigshafen this and last month.
According to media reports, the boy tried to target a local Christmas market on November 26 and the areas near the city hall on December 5 with explosives, but failed both times to ignite them.
The backpack with explosives was noticed by passengers near the city hall and reported to the police, prompting the next investigation.
The boy, born in Ludwigshafen with dual German and Iraqi nationality, was allegedly strongly radicalised and could have been instigated by the Islamic State, local media reported.
He is currently staying at the local youth office. He will not be charged because of his age, according to the prosecutor.
On November 3, German police arrested a Syrian man in Berlin suspected of plotting a terror attack on a city airport.
According to the reports, he was suspected of belonging to a foreign terror organisation - believed to be ISIS.
Earlier in July, a gunman killed seven teenagers and two adults during a rampage at a Munich shooting centre on July 22.
(With IANS inputs)