German minister says terrorist threat has not diminished

Berlin (AFP) – The threat of terrorist attacks has not diminished in Germany since three men were arrested on suspicion of plotting major bomb attacks, the interior minister said in a report to be published Sunday. “I am not calmer since the arrests,” Wolfgang Schauble told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. “The terrorist danger has not diminished… we are specifically in the sights of Islamic terrorists,” he added. The three arrested on September 5, who included two German converts to Islam, were suspected of planning “massive” attacks on facilities used by Americans, among them Frankfurt airport and the US military airbase at Ramstein.