News World News

Saturday 21 April 2018

Suspected Islamic extremist 'built test bomb'

The teenager was arrested in Vienna last week
The teenager was arrested in Vienna last week

A suspected Islamic radical who is accused of planning a possible attack has told investigators in Austria that he built a test bomb.

Officials said the 17-year old told police that he did so while in Germany, where he met another suspected radical who is now under arrest there.

A spokesman for Austrian interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka said data found on the teenager's computer showed he had recently searched for instructions on how to build a bomb.

The suspect was arrested in his Vienna apartment on Friday after what police described as a tip from a foreign intelligence service.

Interior ministry officials claim he was in contact with radical "Albanian-Islamist" circles.

His lawyer denies he was planning an attack.

Press Association

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editors Choice

Also in World News