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Germany convicts Syrian refugee of preparing Denmark attack

AP  |  Berlin 

A Syrian refugee has been convicted by a German of collecting components to make bombs with the intent of carrying out attacks in

The dpa agency reported the 21-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was convicted in Ravensburg state of preparing an act of violence and sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison.

The man was arrested in November with 17,000 matches, a package of fireworks, 17 batteries, six walkie-talkies and two kitchen knives and was trying to make his way into

The said he had come to in 2015 and become radicalized after his arrival, and was strongly influenced by Islamic State propaganda.

It said he planned an attack involving many bombs in Copenhagen that he hoped would cause multiple casualties.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 20:13 IST