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ISIS sympathisers carried bombing at Germany Sikh Gurdwara

April 30, 2016 | By

Essen: As per media reports, two teenagers accused of carrying out a bombing on Nanaksar Gurdwara Sahib in Essen city of Germany are ISIS sympathisers.

Three people were wounded, one of them seriously, in the attack on 16 April. The city’s police chief, Frank Richter, called the attack “an act of terror”.

Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Essen | Photo Courtesy: Spiegel

Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in Essen | Photo Courtesy: Spiegel

However, the teenagers have denied intent to kill and said they were acting believing the building to be empty at the time, according to Spiegel Online.

The interior ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia state told regional lawmakers on Thursday that one of the two 16-year-old suspects had been in a violence prevention program. A ministry spokesman said the boy once threated to break a fellow Jewish student’s neck, according to German news agency DPA.

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