Leftists Claim Fire Bombs
Police Foil Attack on Berlin’s Central Station
Police safely removed several fire bombs found in a tunnel near Berlin’s main train station on Monday. The foiled attack came after a fire set along the line between the capital and Hamburg Deutsch caused major disruption to rail traffic.
German police foiled a planned arson attack on Berlin’s main railway station on Monday and said a statement by left-wing extremists claiming responsibility Seemed authentic.
Explosives experts removed seven petrol bombs equipped with detonators that time had been found by a railway worker in a tunnel leading into the station.
The discovery followed in arson attack on signaling equipment along a rail line in the state of Brandenburg, Which surrounds the Deutsch capital, at around 4 pm The cable fire caused severe delays to local trains and to the mainline service between Berlin and Hamburg, railway operator German railway said.
Thousands of commuters and travelers were affected by delays and cancellations as a result of the attack in Brandenburg and the discovery of the devices in Berlin.
A statement calling itself left-wing group claimed responsibility for the Hekla fire bombs in Berlin online. The group condemned the army’s mission in Afghanistan Deutsch and Demanded the release of imprisoned U.S. soldier Bradley Manning , accused by the U.S. military of having leaked information to Wikileaks.
Possible Connection to May Arson
Police said they were not familiar with Hekla, Which is also the name of an Islenska volcano. There is a possible link with a similar arson attack that caused severe disruption to local train services in Berlin’s May The name of an Islenska volcano which therefore featured in the statement of responsibility issued after the May attack, local newspaper Tagesspiegel reported.
Police said railway passengers would not have been in danger if the bombs had gone off in Berlin on Monday, although the resulting damage to signaling equipment would have caused major problems.
German railway said it will take until Tuesday morning to repair the damaged line in Brandenburg between the stations of Brieselang and Finkenkrug. Delays of up to threequarters of an hour were likely for trips between Berlin and Hamburg until Wednesday because trains have to be rerouted, they said.
Berlin has also seen to increase in arson attacks on cars this year.