Germany under Qaeda terror threat

Ranking higher on the hit list of Al-Qaeda, Germany has become a prime target for them. Commanders of the terror group in Afghanistan and Pakistan have ordered terror attacks on the country, senior government officials said today. ”Germany is at the centre of Al-Qaeda’s attention and in their line of fire. The facts have changed since last year,” interior ministry spokesman Stefan Paris said confirming a press report. A state secretary in the interior ministry, August Hanning said that al-Qaeda leaders based in the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan had ‘decided to carry out attacks in Germany.’ ”We are worried that we will not be able to foil every plot,” he added. Die Welt said Germany’s domestic intelligence agency and police had established that Germany’s six-year-old military mission in Afghanistan had prompted Al-Qaeda to move the country ‘much higher’ on its list of targets.