A Syrian national had attempted to kill at least 200 people, prosecutors said. The suspect tried to "create a climate of fear and uncertainty" by detonating explosives "in the midst of a large concentration of people."
German prosecutors on Thursday indicted a 20-year-old Syrian refugee for allegedly planning a bomb attack.
Yamen A., whose last name was not given in line with German privacy laws, plotted an Islamist-inspired attack with the goal of "killing at least 200 people," the Federal Prosecutor's Office in Karlsruhe said.
According to prosecutors, A. made the decision last July "to detonate an explosive device in Germany in the midst of a large concentration of people." It is unclear where the alleged bomb plot was to be carried out.
"It was important for him to create a climate of fear and uncertainty in the population of the Federal Republic of Germany," prosecutors said.