German soldier arrested in terror plot to be blamed on refugees

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Koehler couldn’t be reached for further comment, but said in her statement that T. covered for A., who was arrested at the end of April while absent from his barracks as he posed as an asylum-seeker in Germany.

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks to soldiers from the German army in Weissenfels, Germany. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP, file)

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was arrested in the southwestern city of Kehl on Tuesday on charges of preparing an act of violence. Federal prosecutor’s spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said that 27-year-old Maximilian T.


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 BERLIN — German authorities have arrested a second soldier on allegations he was part of a far-right plot to assassinate prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees.

Franco A. Der Spiegel magazine said T., whose last name wasn’t given in line with privacy laws, was a Bundeswehr soldier stationed at the same Franco-German brigade in Illkirch, just across the border from Kehl, with Lt.