Polish authorities have detained an 18-year-old would-be suicide bomber impressed by Osama bin Laden and ISIS
An 18-year-old who transformed to Islam and was constructing a suicide belt has been arrested in southern Poland, the nation’s Inner Safety Company (ABW) stated on Friday.
The suspect was “gathering info and semi-finished elements to make a suicide belt, with which he deliberate to hold out a bomb assault on a state workplace constructing,” the company stated in an announcement. “Because of the arrest and search of the person’s place of residence, proof of the deliberate crime was revealed.”
Investigators described the suspect as a Polish citizen who modified his faith to Islam on the finish of 2022 and confessed to being impressed by Osama bin Laden, the late chief of Al-Qaeda who masterminded the 9/11 terrorist assaults, in addition to the actions of Islamic State (IS, previously often called ISIS) terrorist group.
ABW didn’t reveal the suspect’s identify. He was arrested in Zabkowice Slaskie, within the Decrease Silesia province. After looking his residence, ABW brokers additionally searched the properties of a number of different individuals who had been in touch with the suspect and will have had information of the deliberate assault.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Division in Wroclaw has taken over the prosecution from the native authorities, as a result of severity of the case. Costs in opposition to the person embrace participation in an organized legal group with the aim of committing a criminal offense of terrorism, in addition to planning to make use of explosives to threaten the well being of many individuals or important property harm.
The suspect has been positioned in pre-trial detention for 90 days. He faces as much as 10 years in jail if convicted.
4 ISIS sympathizers had been arrested by Polish authorities in 2020, however had been recognized as immigrants from Tajikistan and deported to ther house nation. The group was accused of making an attempt to recruit Polish converts to their trigger. Poland’s inhabitants is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic, with lower than 0.1% figuring out as Muslim.