No Link between Paris Attacks and Germany

On November 27, 2015, the German newspaper “Bild” claimed that the guns used in the recent Paris attacks were bought in Germany. But the connection is speculative. Experts say the Kalashnikovs could have been bought anywhere on Europe’s black market.

461429572In a recent statement,German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said that German authorities were unable to prove any links between Germany and the Paris attacks. He also rejected the coalition’s demands for more security measures.

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas
German Justice Minister Heiko Maas

In an interview with German Sunday paper “Welt am Sonntag” (WamS), Maas said “according to the current status of investigations, there is no relation between Germany and the attacks in Paris.”

Two weeks since the attacks – in which a group of “Islamic State” supporters killed 130 people in a series of attacks across the French capital several investigations are underway,the paper reported.

Stuttgart’s prosecutor’s office, for example, is currently working to determine whether a link exists between the November 13 attacks and the delivery of four assault rifles from Baden-W├╝rttemberg to an address in Paris.

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