Perpetrators of Germany attacks 'advised by IS'

A police officer inspects a back pack used to carry an explosive device at the scene of a suicide attack in the German city of Ansbach on 25 July, 2016The perpetrators of two attacks in Germany claimed by the Islamic State group were given advice on the separate assaults by members of the jihadist organisation, Der Spiegel reported Friday. In one of the exchanges, an IS contact suggested that the teen, named by German media as Riaz Khan Ahmadzai, could drive a car into a crowd, but the Afghan rejected the idea as he did not have a driver’s licence, the report said. In a separate attack that happened six days later on July 24, a Syrian asylum seeker aged 27 named by German media as Mohamed Daleel set off an explosive device near an open-air music festival that killed him and wounded a dozen others.

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