The German authorities estimated the number of prevented year of terrorist attacks in Germany

For the year in Germany was averted on 12 or 13 of the terrorist attacks. On Wednesday, 20 September, said the head of the German interior Ministry, Thomas de Maiziere in an interview with the newspaper Bild.

He stated the need to improve cooperation between different intelligence agencies, noting that the situation in the sphere of security in the country remains complicated.

“Every day and every week there are new warnings of terrorist attacks, they need to be assessed,” said the Minister.

The Berlin police reported earlier that tightens security by 24 September, when elections will be held in the Bundestag.

2 January it became known about the arrest in Germany of a Syrian migrant, suspected of preparing a terrorist attack. In December 2016, the 38-year-old man in the West of saarbr├╝cken call on his mobile phone and asked his companion from Syria 180 thousand euros to buy the explosives and the truck that he was going to mine and to “guide the crowd.”

19 December last year in Berlin was made the largest terrorist attack in recent years. Joined the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), the Tunisian Anis Amri drove his truck through a crowd at a Christmas market in Central Berlin. 12 people were killed, another 48 injured. The assailant fled. The German government has described the incident as a terrorist attack. Amri was declared wanted, he was later murdered in Milan in a shootout with Italian police.