German carnival parade cancelled due to Islamist attack threat

A carnival parade in the northern German town of Braunschweig planned for Sunday lunchtime has been cancelled at short notice due to a concrete threat of an Islamist attack, police said. “Reliable state security sources have made it known that a concrete threat of attack with an Islamist background exists,” authorities in Braunschweig said in a statement. The police called on all visitors to refrain from visiting the planned route of the carnival parade and avoid travelling to Braunschweig.



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