New terror attacks planned for Germany: minister
New terrorist attacks are being planned in Germany, including one this month, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Wednesday, speaking of a "new security situation" in the country.
"From today, there will be a visible police presence. I thought it should be explained to citizens," said De Maiziere at a hastily called press conference in Berlin.
"There is reason for concern, but no reason for hysteria," he added.
Evidence of a potential attack towards the end of the month came from a "foreign partner," he said.
"Since the middle of 2010, the security services have noticed increased indications that the terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda has been planning attacks in the United States, in Europe and in Germany."
"We now have more details and indications of danger ... It is the unanimous assessment of the security services that we are currently dealing with a new situation."
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