Austrian Police Arrest Pakistani Terrorist Now Working for ISIS

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A Pakistani terrorist linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attacks was reportedly arrested in Austria while planning attacks in Europe.

The 34-year old was arrested with another man in Salzburg on suspicion of planning attacks for the Islamic State. The man is said to be a former bomb-maker for Lashkar e-Taiba, terrorist group responsible for the 2008 attacks which killed 166 people.

Austrian prosecutors said the men had entered Europe via Greece on the same boat used by the ISIS men who carried out the attacks in Paris in November.

Authorities believe an unknown number of ISIS “strike teams” are at large in Europe with orders to carry out further terrorist attacks.

In February 2016, the head of Europe’s policing agency Europol estimated that there are 3,000 to 5,000 jihadists who trained with the Islamic State in Syria now at liberty in Europe. 

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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