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Thursday, 2 June 2016
Terror Cells Stockpiling Explosives Says Europol Chief
The head of the European Police force's counter-terrorism department warned members of the European Parliament of the suspected build up.
Terrorists are collecting "large clandestine stockpiles of explosives," Manuel Navarrete Paniagua, Head of the European Counter Terrorism Center at Europol warned members of the European Parliament.
"We have some information reported by the member states that terrorists groups are trying to establish large clandestine stockpiles of explosives in the European Union to be used eventually in large scale home attacks."
Panigua also addressed fears that jihadists were using the huge influx of migrants in order to sneak fighters into Europe.
"We found no evidence of the systematic use of this flow to infiltrate terrorists into the European Union" he said. "But they do, they use it, we have some cases, some of the people that perpetrated the Paris attacks were eventually disguised in this immigration flow."
The Islamic State has made many threats to carry out another attack in Europe following the recent attacks in Brussels and Paris.
For more information about the Islamic State and the ideology behind its violent terrorism, see Clarion Project's Special Report:The Islamic State (ISIS: ISIL)