Islamist Planned Bomb Attack on Vienna Train Station
VIENNA. A fourteen-year-old Turk has been arrested in Vienna for preparing a mass murder The prosecution alleges that young people were plotting a bomb attack on the Vienna West train station or other public place. As the police said, the young Turk had admitted to have secured detailed plans for a bomb on the internet and started preparing.
The boy, who has lived in Austria for eight years, was under surveillance of security agencies since October. They have noticed an increasing radicalization of Turks living in Sankt Pölten. By his own account he had also planned to travel to Syria to join the terrorist Islamic State (IS).Currently, the terror suspects are in custody.
According to research by the ORF of the first contact of youth with the IS-radical fighters on social networks comes about. On platforms such as Facebook or Ask.fm they were introduced to propaganda. Around 2,000 people residing here in Austria are openly committed to the radical Islamic ideology of the IS. Almost half claims to originate from Chechnya. Another quarter has immigrated from the Balkans. (FA)