Germany: High-speed train hits concrete slabs placed on tracks by saboteurs

Police are as yet unsure of the motive of the attack,” and while the German authorities may never acknowledge it, there is reason to suspect that this could have been a jihad attack, as there are precedents: “Earlier this year German and Austrian authorities arrested an Iraqi man suspected of committing ‘terrorist attacks’ by sabotaging railway lines in 2018. The man was suspected of having strung a steel rope across the tracks running between the southern German cities of Munich and Nuremberg, damaging the front window of a high speed ICE train in October last year. In another case in December last year, cement blocks were put on the tracks. Islamic State (IS) flags and writings in Arabic were found near the crime scenes, Vienna prosecutors said at the time.”

“High speed train hits concrete slabs in northern Germany in suspected sabotage,” The Local, June 21, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Passengers have escaped injury after a high-speed train collided with concrete slabs placed over the rails in a suspected attack.

Police are as yet unsure of the motive of the attack.

The accident took place in the northern German town of Struckum, roughly 50 kilometres south of the Danish border….

The blocks weighed approximately 80 kilograms, with a spokesperson for the police indicating they may have been placed in order to puncture or otherwise damage the train’s fuel tank….

Although the driver or the passengers of the train did not see the perpetrators, they managed to place more concrete slabs on the tracks after the incident….

Earlier this year German and Austrian authorities arrested an Iraqi man suspected of committing “terrorist attacks” by sabotaging railway lines in 2018.

The man was suspected of having strung a steel rope across the tracks running between the southern German cities of Munich and Nuremberg, damaging the front window of a high speed ICE train in October last year.

In another case in December last year, cement blocks were put on the tracks. Islamic State (IS) flags and writings in Arabic were found near the crime scenes, Vienna prosecutors said at the time.

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