Dortmund terror suspect believed to be ISIS member

Thursday, 13. April 2017 11:40

German federal prosecutors found no evidence the Iraqi man, who was arrested in connection to the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, was involved in the incident, but is believed to be a "member of the Islamic State," AFP reported on Thursday.

“The investigation has not found evidence that the suspect took part in the attack,” prosecutors said in a statement.

Despite the lack of proof that the suspect identified as Abdul Beset A. took part in the attack on the soccer team, prosecutors decided to keep him in custody and seek an arrest warrant due to his links to the Islamic State. The prosecutors stated they believe Abdul Beset A. joined ISIS in Iraq in 2014 and commanded a group in charge of preparing "kidnappings, abductions, extortion and killings."

On Tuesday, three explosions took place near the bus as the team was leaving the hotel to go to their Champions League game against Monaco and resulted in injuries of defender Marc Bartra, as well as a police officer. German authorities branded the incident as a “terrorist attack” and said they were searching for suspects within the “Islamic spectrum.”

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