BERLIN, Dec 25 (Reuters) – German police mentioned on Tuesday that they had discovered a flag of the Islamic State (IS) militant group close to the positioning of a suspected assault on a railway observe in Berlin and that investigators have been inspecting whether or not the perpetrators had any political motives.
It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the flag and a textual content in Arabic discovered near the railway observe have been left by the identical individuals who broken the overhead contact wire, police mentioned.
“Because the starting of the investigation, a number of items of proof have been secured,” police mentioned, including that authorities found a torn metal cable and the broken overhead contact wire on the prepare observe on Sunday.
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Practice operator Deutsche Bahn knowledgeable the federal police in regards to the incident and native prepare providers have been quickly interrupted, police mentioned.
It stays unclear if there’s any connection between the Berlin investigation and an analogous case in Bavaria the place unknown suspects tried to break and even derail a high-speed prepare with a metal cable in October.
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