ISIS jihadis determined to carry out attacks in European cities are entering the continent hidden among migrants, a German police chief says.
Hans-Georg Maasen, a federal police chief, claimed ISIS extremists hardened on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria are blending in with the migrants and are planning ‘combat missions’ in Europe.
In the wake of the Paris attacks it was revealed several of the gunmen and suicide bombers – who helped slaughter 130 people – had reached the city via Greece posing as asylum seekers.
According to the Austria Press Agency, Mr Maasen said his office was aware of almost 8,000 Islamic radicals in Germany.
He said all of these extremists advocate violence to advance their goals, with some trying to win over migrants, and his office receives one or two ‘fairly concrete tips’ of planned terrorist activity a week.
He went on to describe ISIS extremists as ‘combat-hardened professionals’ more dangerous than those from al-Qaeda.
His warnings comes just nine days after it emerged eight migrants have reached Europe using documents almost identical to those carried by one of the Paris suicide bombers.
The passport, found near the body of one of those who participated in the massacre of 130 people, identified him as Syrian.
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