Germany on ‘high alert’ for ISIS CHEMICAL ATTACK on drinking water supplies
GERMANY’S armed forces are preparing for a chemical attack on the country’s drinking water supplies by Islamic jihadis, a government report warns.
By ALIX CULBERTSON
Tue, Jan 24, 2017
Angela Merkel’s government issued a report stating Germany is at “high risk” of chemical attacks by “Islamist-motivated perpetrators”.
The paper, issued weeks after the Islamic State (ISIS) attack on a Berlin Christmas market which killed 12, ordered Germany’s armed forces, emergency services and intelligence agencies to prepare for action in the event of a hazardous attack.
In the report seen by Bild newspaper, it says: “A determined and well-trained terrorist group is likely to be in a position to exploit Germany’s potential chemical hazards in order to stage an attack.”
Islamist jihadis are able to “procure and use large amount of chemicals” and there is a “realistic option” of a chemical attack, the paper says.
The paper warned there is a “high-risk potential” for terrorists to use chemicals to target food and drinking water supplies in large residential buildings as well as attacking infrastructure used in the chemical industry.