IS planning further terror attacks in Europe: report
PR dla Zagranicy
The so-called Islamic State (IS) is planning more terrorist attacks in Europe following bombings in Brussels which killed over 30 people, the CNN broadcaster has reported.
Belgian police and security personnel raid Shaerbeek area, after an explosion at Maelbeek Metro station, Brussels, Belgium, 22 March 2016. Photo: EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ
“Investigators are aware of multiple additional IS plots in Europe possibly linked to the Paris and Brussels networks that are in various stages of planning,” CNN said.
The US-based broadcaster quoted counterterrorism officials who said that the information was gathered through a “combination of electronic intercepts, human sources and database tracking”, which points to “several” targets which have been selected by Islamist operatives over recent months.
Three Poles were injured in Tuesday’s deadly explosions at Brussels airport and an underground train station in the Belgian capital, the Polish foreign ministry said as Warsaw announced heightened security checks.
The foreign ministry said the injured Poles were in hospital.
Earlier, the ministry said two Polish citizens had been hurt. Polish President Andrzej Duda said the two were customs officers on a working trip abroad. The explosions in Brussels killed over 30 people. Over 250 others were injured. (rg/pk)