Thursday 17 September 2015

Iraqi terrorist shot dead by police in Berlin

Police in Berlin have shot dead a convicted Iraqi terrorist who attacked a policewoman with a knife.

Rafik Mohamad Yousef was sentenced to 8 years in prison in 2008 in Germany for membership of Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Islam and plotting to assassinate the then Iraqi prime minister, Ayad Allawi. He was released on bail and the German government tried to deport him but were unable to do so because of the EU Convention on Human Rights. He was instead allowed to stay in Germany and given a tagging order.

Yousef removed his tag before going out and stabbing a policewoman in the neck. He was shot four times by another police officer and died from his wounds.