Germany charges three Iraqis for planning Islamist attack 



The three, all men, are to stand trial in Hamburg.

They were detained in Dithmarschen in the north-western state of Schleswig-Holstein at the end of January and have since been held in pretrial custody.

The two younger accused, whose ages were given at the time as 23, are charged with planning the attack in late 2018.

They are said to have conducted tests with black powder taken from fireworks.

They intended to procure a firearm from the third accused, a friend of theirs, but the weapon offered turned out to be too expensive.

More recently, they considered using 10 kilograms of the high explosive TNT and a vehicle.


(Edited by Emmanuel Yashim)

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