German authorities said Wednesday they had disrupted an "imminent" plot to bomb targets that may have included the largest U.S. air base in Europe and Frankfurt's international airport.
Three men were in custody after their arrest in a village in western Germany, and police said they recovered large quantities of chemicals for making explosives.
German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung cited the Frankfurt airport and Ramstein Air Base, a major U.S. and NATO military installation, as the likely targets, although prosecutors said the group may have been eyeing nightclubs and other venues frequented by Americans.
"There was an imminent threat," Jung told ARD television, declining to give details.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Islamic terrorists continue to target Europe: