German intelligence has found 20 Islamists in the country’s defense forces, and another 60 suspects are under surveillance.
According to newspapers of the German, Funke Media Group, activities included giving out newspapers. Berliner Morgenpost and Hamburger Abendblatt, report the German military intelligence service, Militärischer Abschirmdienst (MAD), has tracked down Islamists.
It is not clear whether any of the 20 Islamists can be linked to militant groups such as the Islamic State (IS).
According to newspaper reports, Germany’s Defence Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, this week reportedly presented a bill introducing more thorough security checks of German military recruits.
In the bill, references are made to events seen in other countries, including Afghanistan, where militants often infiltrate government forces to conduct attacks among their own ranks or against allied forces.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today