ISIS is planning more massacres for this summer in Europe — and the newly revealed targets are something that should have people worried. They are even planning to use sick disguises at these locations.
ISIS is planning terror attacks across Europe this summer, targeting holidaying tourists by posing as ice cream and T-shirt sellers, Italian intelligence chiefs have warned.
German media reports that ISIS is sending jihadists to pretend to sell refreshments before detonating suicide vests and bombs buried under sun loungers at Spanish, French and Italian resorts.
The BND – Germany’s equivalent of MI6 – learned from its Italian counterpart of the ISIS plots to bring bloodshed to holiday resorts, popular daily newspaper BILD said on Tuesday.
According to the report the Italians were informed of the terror plans from a credible source in Africa.
They say the would-be killers had formed ‘concrete plans’ to pose as refugees serving tourists with drinks and snacks or hawking beach accessories and T-shirts.
BILD said the plans involve the use of automatic weapons on crowded waterfronts, suicide bombings and explosive devices buried in sand beneath sun loungers.
The newspaper quotes a high ranking official: 'It could be a whole new dimension of terror. Holiday beaches cannot be protected.' Last year 38 people, 30 of them British, died when a gunman opened fire on a beach in Tunisia.
The threat stems from Boko Haram, the terror group from Nigeria which has allied itself with Isis and co-operates with the leadership at a high level. It is understood that regular African travellers to Europe, who so far have disguised their loyalty to the fanatics, will be activated for the murder campaign.
Seck Pouye, police chief of the Senegalese town of Saly, said: 'These people travel regularly to Italy and other places with visas and documents. They are not illegal because they are viewed as business people and traders. That is what makes them so dangerous.'
Germany has so far not issued any travel warnings to its people about a potential terror threat at foreign holiday destinations.
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