Israeli intelligence warned the intelligence services of Germany about what the Islamists are preparing terrorist attacks in Hanover. About it it became known several days after evacuation due to terrorist threat the city stadium, where was held a friendly match between the national teams on football of Germany and the Netherlands.
Detailed information about the plans of terrorists was sent to the appropriate authorities twice – on Monday and Tuesday, said in an exclusive article published on Wednesday, 25 November, German publication Stern.
According to this information, the terrorists planned to carry out last week a series of simultaneous cascade of attacks on the model of Paris, in connection with what has been last minute cancelled the match at the stadium of Hanover.
Secret documents of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution of Germany, were at disposal of journalists of the German newspaper Bild suggests that the threat of a series of terrorist attacks in Hanover was real: the Islamists were going to arrange several explosions in the stadium and in the city and at the Central railway station.
Recall that on 17 November, two hours before the start of the friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands and a quarter of an hour after the opening of the gates of the stadium, the police received information that during the match at the stadium will be bombed. This meeting planned to visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other members of the German government.
Soon after, Germany’s interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said at a press conference that the decision to cancel the match was taken jointly with Chancellor after «foreign sources» information was received about the preparing in the stadium terrorist attack. However, it is not confirmed that the stadium bomb was discovered.
The publication reports citing a source in law enforcement bodies, the leader of terrorists was going to be personally present at the stadium during the match and make a video. As earlier wrote mass media, the explosive was hidden in the ambulance, discovered by guards near the stadium. According to the organizers of the attacks, the car was supposed to drive to the stadium, after which the extremists were going to bring in the explosive device.
Earlier, for security reasons, cancelled the match Belgium — Spain in Brussels, and the fact that Hanover was evacuated TUI Arena, the concert hall, but later the authorities decided not to cancel the concert.