German Counter-Extremism Officer Arrested For Planning Jihadi Attack On Intelligence HQs

File photo: Headquarters of a German domestic intelligence in Cologne. Photo credit: OLIVER BERG/AFP/GettyImages

German Counter-Extremism Officer Arrested For Planning Jihadi Attack On Intelligence HQs

A German intelligence officer has been arrested for planning an attack on the agency's headquarters. The 51-year-old man is a convert to Islam who was hired by the German domestic intelligence agency (BfV) in April to monitor the growing presence of Salafism in the country. He was allegedly plotting an attack against BfV's headquarters in Cologne,…

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