Switzerland arrests three IS-linked jihadis

ARA News 

Geneva, Switzerland – On Friday, the Swiss police announced that they had arrested in March three Iraqi national suspected to have links with the extremist group of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS).

The suspects were accused of planning attacks in European countries on behalf of the radical group, official sources said. 

“The three are also suspected of using explosives and toxic gases with criminal intent, of pornography and encouraging illegal access to and from Switzerland,” the Swiss public prosecutor said a statement.

The same source said that investigation continue concerning the three detainees, whose names weren’t revealed. 

According to the prosecutor, a joint investigation team comprising officers from Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Police and the U.S. FBI had also been set up to pursue such cases. 

“No further details relating to this particular criminal investigation can be provided for operational reasons,” the prosecutor’s statement added.


Reporting by: Lorin Silo

Source: ARA News

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