Germany is facing a significant threat of terrorist attacks, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere says.
“We are living in difficult times. The terror threat is high and both the federal and state police are under strain,” the minister told reporters in Bremen on Wednesday while visiting a police headquarters.
He added that “the German government and states together are cracking down, carrying out searches early and energetically, to defend the population against threats.”
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (R) is seen during his visit at a federal police headquarters in Bremen, Germany, August 10, 2016. ©Reuters Germany is on high alert since July, when a spate of attacks killed 15 people, including four attackers, and left dozens injured.