German authorities called for increased vigilance on Friday against possible terror attacks, saying the kind of threat detected before the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States had resurfaced. Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the threat was "serious" and that suicide attacks were possible on German soil. (...)Related posts: U.S. Citizen Indicted for Training Al Qaeda Operatives in Germany and US and German Officials Issue Terror Threat Warnings
German state broadcaster ZDF reported earlier the government had evidence 10 to 12 people from Germany had joined militant training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three of them, including two people considered dangerous, were arrested in Pakistan as they attempted to travel back to Germany, ZDF said, without identifying the source of its information or giving more details. "We have indications that people who have lived in Germany and who have roots in Germany -- some of whom hold German citizenship -- are in Pakistan spending time at training camps," Hanning said.