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German Muslim Teen Plotted Trash Bomb Attack

A teenage terror suspect detained in the German city of Cologne was recruited by the Islamic State.

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Syrian teenager arrested in Germany was planning IS bomb attack.

According to reports on Friday citing the arrest warrant, the 16-year-old Syrian refugee was instructed to place the bomb in a trash bin in a well-trafficked public place.

He afterwards was heard in a mosque saying that he wanted to kill for the Islamic State group.

Investigators are now in the process of evaluating and translating the chats, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office said.

This could take some time, he said, as it requires analysis of a “not inconsiderable amount of data” from the suspect’s mobile phone.

The 16-year-old asylum seeker was taken into custody Wednesday in the Porz district of Cologne, where he was living in refugee accommodation.

The suspect expressed “unequivocal willingness” to commit a bomb attack in online chats, Cologne police spokesman Klaus-Stephan Becker said during a press conference.

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